The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs has extended its condolences to the family of the late Emir of Zaria.
In a statement released on Monday September 21, 2020, the NSCIA expressed its grief over the death of the ‘frontline monarch’.
“The demise of His Royal Highness was a case of a falconer flying away and leaving the falcons behind,” the statement reads.
Alhaji Shehu Idris died at the 44 Army Reference Hospital, in Kaduna, after a brief illness.
“With a heavy heart of sorrow and a cloudy mood of morning, the NSCIA, under the leadership of its President General and Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Dr. Muhammad Sa‘ad Abubakar, CFR, mni, hereby commiserates with the family and the Emirate of the late Sarkin Zazzau, His Royal Highness, Alhaji Shehu Idris, as well as other Royal Fathers and the entire Nigerian Muslim Ummah.
“We pray the Almighty Allah to repose his soul in perfect, eternal bliss and grant everybody the fortitude with which to cope with any entailed agony.” it adds.