- President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the death of the Emir of Zazzau, Shehu Idris
- The Nigerian leader said the nation had lost a respected monarch who promoted peace during his reign
- Buhari also extolled the virtues of the late monarch
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The Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari has expressed shock over the death of the Emir of Zazzau, Alhaji Shehu Idris.
According to a statement by one of his media aides, Garba Shehu the president has sent his condolences to the people of Kaduna state over the demise of the emir.
Buhari was reported to have described the death of the monarch as a loss to Nigeria. He said the late emir during his lifetime contributed to the promotion of unity and peaceful coexistence among Nigerians.
The president stated that the traditional ruler used his reign to serve his people with dedication since he ascended to the throne in 1975.
He prayed to Allah to forgive the late Emir and grant his family and subjects the strength to bear the loss.
In another sad incident, reports have emerged that the Emir of Biu in Borno state, Mai Umar Mustapha Aliyu has died after a brief illness.
The traditional ruler of Biu was reported to have died on Monday night, September 14, at the federal medical centre in Gombe state, PM News reported. The death of the emir was confirmed by his family who described his demise as a huge loss.
In reaction, President Buhari also sent a condolence message to the people of Borno state over the death of the Emir of Biu, Alhaji Mai Mustapha Umar Aliyu.
The president’s condolence message was contained in a statement issued through his media aide, Femi Adesina on Tuesday, September 15.
Meanwhile, following the incessant killings and kidnappings in the southern part of Kaduna state, the Northern Traditional Rulers’ Council (NTRC) has said unemployment and the absence of cordial relations are contributing factors to the conflicts in the area.
The Emir of Gummi, Alhaji Lawal Hassan, disclosed this in a communiqué issued at the end of the executive committee meeting of the council, Channels TV reported.
According to the committee, the frequency of banditry, kidnapping, and communal clashes is aggravated by the ever-increasing unemployment in Nigeria that also triggers drug abuse.
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