The Emir of Zaria, Alhaji Shehu Idris is dead.
His death was confirmed by Sen. Shehu Sani via his Twitter page.
The former lawmaker expressed shock at the passing of the Emir, adding that the late monarch was a ‘titan of peace and bridge between religions.”
“I received the shocking news of the demise of our Emir of Zaria HRH Alhaji Shehu Idris. We lost a unifying figure, a Titan of peace and an exemplar for tolerance.
“He was a pillar of transformation and a Bridge between religion, culture and modernity. Inna lillahi wainna Illayhir rajiun,” Sani twitted.