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Albani killing: Yero describes act as satanic and wicked

Kaduna State Governor, Mukhtar Yero has described the killing of renowned Islamic scholar, Sheikh 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, Alhaji Ahmed Maiyaki in Kaduna.

The statement quoted the governor as assuring the people that the government would work with the security agencies to ensure that the perpetrators were apprehended.

According to the statement, 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.

The statement quotes the governor as saying that Sheikh Albani stands for truth; and contributed in no small ways in impacting Islamic education on the people, particularly the younger generation.

The governor in the statement commiserated with the family of the deceased, urging the followers of the late scholar to remain calm and law abiding.

Meanwhile, the Police Command in Kaduna said it has commenced manhunt for the perpetrators of the act.

The police spokesman, Aminu Lawan, the incidence happened around 8p.m in Gaskiya Area of Zaria, on Saturday.

He said that the scholar his wife and son were killed on their way home after the Tafsir prayers.



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