Governor Yero describes killing of Kaduna Islamic cleric as satanic

Sheikh Muhammad Albani

An Islamic scholar, Muhammad Albani, killed on Saturday.

Governor Mukhtar Yero of Kaduna State on Sunday described the killing of Islamic scholar, Muhammad Albani, and members of his family, as `satanic and wicked’.

This is contained in a statement issued by the governor’s Director-General on Media and Publicity, Ahmed Maiyaki, in Kaduna.

The governor, in the statement, assured the people that the government would work with the security agencies to ensure that the perpetrators were apprehended.

“We shall leave no stone unturned in unravelling those behind the dastardly act; we shall work with the security agencies to ensure that the perpetrators were arrested.

“‘The killing of Sheikh Albani is an indication that despite the improvement in security situation of the state some people are still bent on creating tension in our communities.

“Albani stands for truth; he contributed in no small ways in impacting Islamic education on the people, particularly the younger generation,” the statement quoted the governor as saying.

The governor commiserated with the family of the deceased, urging the followers of the late scholar to remain calm and law abiding. He promised the followers that their leader would not die in vain as government would ensure that the perpetrators of the killing were brought to justice.

Meanwhile, the Police Command in Kaduna said it has commenced a manhunt for the Killers.

The police spokesperson, Aminu Lawan, said in a telephone interview that the incident happened around 8 p.m. in Gaskiya Area of Zaria, on Saturday.

He said that the scholar was killed while he was on his way home with his family after the Tafsir prayers.

Mr. Lawan urged the people in Zaria and its environs to assist the command with any useful information that would aid the investigation, and to also forestall any future recurrence.

The scholar, his wife and son were killed on Saturday night in Zaria, Kaduna State.


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