Kano-Based Businessman, Sheik Isiyaku Rabi’u Dies At 90

A renowned Kano-based businessman and Islamic Scholar, Sheik Isiyaku Rabi’u is dead.

Late Sheikh Is'haqu Rabiu while reciting the Holy Qur'an in Kano in 1991

Late Sheikh Is’haqu Rabiu while reciting the Holy Qur’an in 1991

Aged 90, Rabi’u died on Tuesday evening at a Hospital in London after a protracted illness.

One of the deceased’s sons, Alhaji Rabiu Isiyaku Rabi’u, confirmed the death to newsmen in a telephone interview from London.

He said the deceased left behind four wives, 42 children and many grandchildren as well as great-grandchildren.

He said the remains of late Rabi’u were expected to be flown to Nigeria from London for burial on Wednesday.

The late Sheik Rabi’u was the leader of the Tijjaniyya Islamic sect in Africa and was an ardent follower of late Sheik Ibrahim Nyass.

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