Boko Haram kills prominent Islamic leader in Kano

Unknown gunmen have shot dead Mohammed Ali, a prominent shiite leader in Kano, Friday morning.

The gunman apparently killed the cleric after a car they stole from him was disabled shortly after they began to drive it away.

 Witnesses say the gunmen, believed to members of the extremist Boko Haram sect had approached the cleric demanding to use his car for God’s work.

He gave out the car but few metres away from the cleric, the car’s security activated, disabling it.

The gunmen, apparently angered, came back on bikes and shot him dead in his residence.

The police in Kano say they were yet not  aware of the incident .

Close associates of the cleric said his body has been deposited in a hospital and would be buried after Friday prayers. 


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  • Bill Hansen

    What in the hell makes you think this is Boko Haram instead of a bunch of angry car thieves?

  • Nuru

    Exactly!! Thank you Bill. Why should this get a religious colouring? Also, you (Premium) say the car got disabled “a FEW METRES away from the cleric”. If they were just a few metres away, why would they need motorbikes to ride back and shoot the cleric? Breaking News is good but not at the cost of quality.

  • Aminu B.

    Please premium be objective. Few metres and motorbike doesn’t make sense!

  • uchenduezinwa

    This is terrible

  • I’m guessing all armed robbers in Nigeria are on retirement – this has to be the only reason you can assume Boko haram has done this. This looks like a robbery. Don’t ignite some sectarian war by claiming Boko Haram have killed a Shia cleric.