The Kano State Command of the Nigerian Correctional Service has debunked media reports that Sheikh Abduljabbar Kabara is critically ill and bleeding.
The controversial cleric is currently in prison custody, following a court order.
The spokesman for the command, DSC Musbahu K/Nassarawa, said the report making the rounds about the cleric’s ill-health is false.
“The attention of the Nigerian Correctional Service, Kano state Command, has been drawn to a malicious and false report in public domain that Kano-based Islamic cleric, Sheikh Abduljabbar Nasiru Kabara, who is in our custody, is seriously ill.
“The Service is calling on the general public to debunk and discountenance this falsehood which is a figment of the imagination of the author.
“The service wishes to inform the public that the said Sheikh, as well as other inmates of custodial centres in the state are hale and hearty. The Service prioritizes the medical and health welfare of all inmates,” the spokesman added.