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Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi loses wife

Revered Islamic cleric and leader of the Tijaniyya Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Dahiru Usman Bauchi, on Sunday, lost one of his wives, Hajiya Zainab Dahiru Bauchi.

The deceased, DAILY POST learnt, died this afternoon at a time her husband was away in Saudi Arabia, where he is currently performing Umrah (lesser Hajj) and was buried at about 2pm.

The late Hajiya Zainab, who was said to be in her 60s, it was gathered had three children with the revered cleric.

Meanwhile, Bauchi State governor, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, has described the death of the cleric’s wife as a great loss not only to her husband but also to the entire state and Nigeria in general.

The governor stated this when he led government officials to condole with the Islamic scholar at his Gombe Road residence in Bauchi metropolis, saying that she would always be remembered as a good wife and mother to all.

He then sympathised with Sheikh Bauchi on behalf of the people and government of state and prayed for the repose of the soul of the deceased.


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