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Shiites accuse Ganduje of promoting religious disharmony

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Executive Governor of Kano State, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje PHOTO: Twitter

The Shiites, under the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), have accused the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, of promoting disharmony among various Islamic sects, while condemning the closure of the mosque and house of Sheikh Kabara.

They accused the governor of employing the same tactics used against the IMN leader, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, against Kabara in Kano State.

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Spokesman of IMN, Ibrahim Musa, stated yesterday that the Islamic group was aware that Kano State Government had, on Wednesday, through the Commissioner of Information, Muhammad Garba, ordered the closure of Sheikh Kabara’s mosque and house at Gwale Council in Kano metropolis.

“In the early hours of the following day, heavily-armed security personnel, including operatives of the State Security Services (SSS), were sighted at both the mosque and his residence to ensure compliance to the order.

“According to Ganduje’s government, the order was given to maintain peace in the state, following allegations that the preacher insulted the companions of Prophet Muhammad in his religious commentaries as reported by some Ulama in the state,” he said.

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However, Musa argued, “It is on record that the scholars and the Kano government have all accused him of insulting the prophet of Islam and his companions without allowing him any chance to defend himself and without producing the exact speeches in which he made the insults.

“Also, Sheikh Abduljabbar Kabara has denied the accusations in several video clips that have gone viral on social media, including those produced by news sources like the BBC. He insists that he is only debunking some sayings found in the Sunni Muslim books that not only contradict but are also irreconcilable with the religion, reason and logic that are wrongly attributed to the prophet of Islam.”

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