Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Popular Kaduna-based Islamic scholar, Sheikh Abubakar Baba-Tune dies at 75

Sheikh Abubakar Usman Baba-Tune, a renowned Kaduna-based Islamic Scholar has died at the age of 75. 

The scholar died on Monday evening following a brief illness. Malam Yusuf Arrigassiyu, Sole Administrator of Shehu Idris College of Health Science and Technology Makarfi, Kaduna State, confirmed the death to NAN in Kaduna.  

Arrigassiyu said the clergy died Monday evening after he was admitted at the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital Shika-Zaria two weeks ago. Baba-Tune was the Chief Imam of NNPC Jumaat Mosque in Kaduna and had served as Chairman of Kaduna State Council of Imams.  

The cleric left behind two wives and 21 Children and he has been buried at Dambo cemetery in Zaria.

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