Jos chief imam dies at 80

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Chief Imam of Jos Central Mosque in Plateau State, Sheikh Lawal Adam Abubakar, has been confirmed dead.

The cleric died at a private hospital in Jos on Thursday, July 11, after a brief illness.

He was 80-years-old.

Bashir Lawal Adam confirmed the passing of his father to journalists on Thursday evening.

He said the late Islamic cleric left behind three wives, 14 children and many grandchildren.

On a statement, the Plateau State Publicity Secretary of Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI), Sani Mudi, described the cleric’s death as a loss to the entire Muslim community in the state.

“The late Sheikh Adam was an erudite scholar, Islamic jurist, renowned Qur’anic scholar, and a respected leader of the Muslim community. He was appointed Deputy Chief Imam in 2009 and later Chief Imam in 2015,” Mudi said.

The statement further stated that the late imam would be buried Friday morning after funeral prayers, according to Islamic injunction.

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