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.