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The family of the well-known Islamic scholar, Sheikh Dahiru Usman-Bauchi, has dismissed as misleading, reports insinuating the death of the cleric.

Usman-Bauchi, who is one of the leaders of the Sufism, Tijjaniyya Movement in Nigeria, was reported dead in the early hours of Wednesday.

In a swift reaction, Sanusi Dahiru, a family member of the cleric, said that “the 97-year-old scholar is hale and hearty.

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“We spoke with him and he is very fine in Abuja this morning.

“Sheikh Dahiru-Bauchi will leave Abuja for Kaduna tomorrow (Thursday) for the closing ceremony of the annual Qur’an Tafsir, where he was represented by his son, Dr Sulumbai Dahiru.

“So, people and admirers should disregard the rumours that Sheikh Dahiru Usman-Bauchi is dead.

“He is still alive with good health despite old age” and urged the Muslim faithful to pray for the good health of the cleric, ” NAN quoted him as saying.


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