Islamic scholar, Sheikh Abubakar, dies at 52

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Sheikh Dahiru Lawal-Abubakar, the Chief Imam of Maiduguri Road Central Mosque, Kaduna, on Wednesday, died at the Nigerian Army 44 Reference Hospital.

The deceased was a judge at the upper Shari’a court in Makarfi Local Government Area of the state.

He was one of the sons of late Islamic Scholar, Sheikh Lawal Abubakar.

Shuaibu Lawal, a younger brother to the deceased who confirmed the death, said the late Imam was survived by two wives and 20 children.

He stated that the deceased died at the age of 52  after a brief illness, adding that the deceased had been buried according to Islamic rites.

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