Anxiety as Kano bans top Islamic preacher, shuts his mosque over inciting sermons


 In an attempt to forestall a breach of peace, the Kano government has banned one of the state’s popular Islamic cleric.

 Abduljabbar Nasiru Kabara was slammed with a ban, with his mosque also put under lock over an alleged violence-inciting comment.

 Necessary security bodies have been briefed to ensure that ban on Kabara is implemented.

Abduljabbar Nasiru Kabara, a controversial Kano-based Islamic preacher, has been banned by the state government over alleged violence-inciting sermons.

The mosque of the factional leader Qadiriyya sect located in Gwale area was also shut down by the Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje-led government.

Speaking on Wednesday, February 3, Kano commissioner for information, Muhammad Garba, said the decision to ban the controversial cleric was to give peace a chance and curb what looks like a brewing religious crisis.

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Kabara, according to Daily Nigerian, was accused of insulting the companions of Holy Prophet Muhammad.

He was also said to have involved in a dagger-drawn clash with the Sunni Muslim clerics in the state.

Among other reasons, Kabara was also said to have openly shown interest and affiliation with the Shiite group in the state, with his comment said to have been putting the peace of northern commercial city at risk.

The state government has ordered the state commissioner of police and other security agencies to ensure compliance to the government’s decision.


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