The remains of the late Emir of Zazzau, Alhaji Shehu Idris, who died on Sunday, has been laid to rest in the ’emir’s palace’ of the ancient city of Zaria, Kaduna State.
Idris, who died at age 84, was buried beside past monarchs(emirs) from the Zazzau Emirate Council.
The funeral prayers were led by the Chief Imam of the Zazzau Emirate Council, Alhaji Dalhatu Kasimu, in the palace at 5. 35pm in accordance with Islamic rites.
In attendance were the Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasiru El-Rufa’i, Secretary to the State Government Balarabe Lawal-Abbas, Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Yusuf Zailani, and other top government dignitaries.
The Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, led the federal government delegation that included the Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, head of military and paramilitary, among others.
Hundreds of residents thronged the palace amid tears to catch a final glimpse of the remains of the monarch which arrived at the palace from Kaduna about 2.45pm