A popular evangelist, Reinhard Bonnke, has died at the age of 79.
His wife Anni Bonnke announced his death on the evangelist’s verified Facebook page.
“Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, It is with sorrow that the Bonnke Family would like to announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, and grandfather, Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke.
“He passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on December 7, 2019.
“For the past 60 years he has preached the glorious Gospel of Jesus throughout the entire world. We want to thank you on behalf of him and our family, for your kind love and unwavering support, which enabled him to preach the matchless message of salvation to countless people,” she posted.
In October 1991, hundreds Muslim youths marched the street of Kano to protest Mr Bonnke’s planned open-air Christian revival in the state.
The military junta had previously denied visa to a famous South African Imam, Ahmed Deedat, and Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam.
Mr Bonnke shelved the mission and returned back from Kano airport after violent riot left dozens dead.