Former Kaduna lawmaker, Shehu Sani confirmed the death of the Emir, Alhaji Shehu Idris on his Twitter page.
Sani expressed shock at the passing of Emir Idris, describing him as a titan of peace and bridge between religion.
His tweet read: “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.