Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has condoled with the Secretary-General of Jama’atu Izalatil Bid’ah Wa Iqamatus Sunah, JIBWIS, Kabiru Gombe, over the death of his mother, Fatima Haruna.
Recall that the deceased, who died on Thursday at the age of 75, was buried on Friday.
Issuing a condolence message through his Special Adviser on Media and Communications, Zailani Bappa, on Monday, Mr Matawalle said Mrs Haruna’s death was a collective loss to the entire Muslim Ummah.
“On behalf of my family, the government and good people of Zamfara State, I wish to express our heartfelt condolence to Sheikh Kabiru, the Jamaatu Izalatil Bid’ah Wa iqamatussunah and the entire Muslim Ummah over this great loss,” Mr Matawalle added.
Governor Matawalle, however, noted that the deceased had returned to her creator as a fulfilled person, for nurturing “an accomplished scholar who has mobilised men to the path of righteousness”.
According to him, Mr Gombe’s contributions to the development of Islam could not have been possible without the doggedness, home training and determination which she exemplified in the scholar.