Slain Sheikh Albaniy, Wife, Son buried in Zaria



SheikhBy Lawal Dogara

The remains of renowned Islamic Scholar in Zaria, Sheikh Mohammed Awwal Adam popularly known as Albaniy who was assassinated alongside his wife and son Abdullahi Awwal Adam by unknown persons yesterday night were buried today in Zaria.
Our Correspondent reports that the cleric and the family were trailed by the unknown assassins from his School, Markaz located at Maje Road in Tudun Wada, Zaria after closing from night lesson he had with his students between 9.30 and 10pm on the said date.
Investigation revealed that the deceased met their death not up to a kilometre away from their residential house when the assassins opened fire on them and fled the scene.

A competent source at the cleric’s residence said they were rushed to St Lukes Anglican Hospital, Wasasa, Zaria where they later died by 10:41 pm.

Speaking with Newsdiaryonline shortly after the funeral Prayer, the former Governor of Kaduna State, Senator Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi described the assassination of the Cleric as shocking. He said the demise of the Scholar has created a very wide gap that would take long time to be filled amongst the Muslims in the State and the Country at large.

Makarfi explained that the deceased had lived an exemplary life worthy of emulation by his teaming Students and Muslim Community.
Also speaking in tears the father of the slain Cleric, Mallam Awwal who is now 83 years, said he was shocked upon hearing the sudden death of Malam Abaniy, his wife and son.“Kullun Nafsin Za’ikatul Maut” the only comment he further made.

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