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Robbers Kill Prominent Islamic Cleric (Albanin Kuri).

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An Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ibrahim H. Musa, was killed in the early hours of Wednesday by suspected armed robbers who invaded his residence in the Tabra area of Gombe Southern Bypass.

Neighbours of the late cleric, popularly known as ‘Albanin Kuri,’ said the armed robbers stabbed the deceased during a scuffle.

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According to the neighbours, the assailants stabbed him severally after he refused to allow them to take his money and other belongings.

Gombe State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Mahid Mu’azu Abubakar, confirmed the incident.

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ASP Abubakar added that the Commissioner of Police, Oqua Etim, had directed a thorough investigation of the incident.

Daily Trust reports that the remains of the deceased were buried at the Bajoga Road burial ground after a funeral prayer attended by thousands of mourners, held at the Bolari Izala Jumu’at Mosque.

Meanwhile, Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has condemned the act, which he said showed the sense of security and prevailing peace people of the state have been enjoying.

Yahaya, who attended the funeral prayer of the cleric, prayed to Almighty Allah to accept his ‘Shahadah’ and grant him Aljannat Firdaus and pledged to bring the perpetrators of the heinous crime to justice

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