Tension In Northern Nigeria, As Gunmen Abduct Renowned Quranic Reciter, Five Others

A renowned Kano-based Quranic reciter, Sheikh Ahmad Sulaiman have been reportedly kidnapped in Katsina State. He was kidnapped alongside five others on Thursday along Sheme-Kankara road, on their way back to Kano State after attending an Islamic event in Kebbi State.


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The Vice Chairman, Council of Ulamahs and Imams in Katsina, Surajo Mahmud Kankia confirmed during the Friday Jumaat mosque prayer.


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Sheikh Sulaiman is one of the famous reciters of the Holy Quran in the country who usually recites the Quran during preachings of the Jama’atu Izalatul Bid’ah Wa’ikamatus Sunnah, JIBWIS programmes.


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When contacted, the Katsina State Police Command through it spokesperson, SP Gambo Isah, confirmed the abduction on Friday.


SP Isah said its men were already on the trail of the kidnappers with a view to rescuing the victims.




The Police Public Relation Officer, however urged the general public to continue to provide the police command with necessary information on criminal and their activities to safeguard peoples’ lives and properties in the state.

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