Death of Shehu of Bama a loss to Nigeria, says NSCIA in condolence letter to Shehu of Borno

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The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has described the death of the Emir of Bama, Alh. Kyari Umar El-Kanemi,as a loss to Nigeria and not just Borno State.

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NSCIA stated this in a condolence message signed by it’s Secretary General, Professor Is-haq Oloyede, to the Shehu of Borno, Alh. Abubakar Umar Ibn Garbai El-Kanemi.

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“The late Shehu was an active member of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs. Apart from being a royal personality, he fully identified with the aspirations of the masses. He served his community diligently and dedicatedly and was one of the pillars of the traditional institution in Borno State. His death is not just a loss to Borno State but to the nation,” Oloyede said in the letter of condolence.

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Read the letter below:

Ref: NSCIA/HQ/CON/001/29/4/20 Date: 6th Ramadan, 1441 AH
29th April, 2020
His Royal Highness,
Alh. Abubakar Umar Ibn Garbai El-Kanemi, CFR,
Shehu of Borno and Deputy President-General,
Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs.

Your Royal Highness, Assalaam ‘alaykum,

CONDOLENCE MESSAGE ON THE DEATH OF SHEHU OF BAMA, ALH. KYARI UMAR EL-KANEMI
The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) under the leadership of its President-General and Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Alh. Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, CFR, mni, received the news of the death of His Royal Highness, Alh. Kyari Umar El-Kanemi, CON, the Shehu of Bama with rude shock.
The late Shehu was an active member of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs. Apart from being a royal personality, he fully identified with the aspirations of the masses. He served his community diligently and dedicatedly and was one of the pillars of the traditional institution in Borno State. His death is not just a loss to Borno State but to the nation. The Council will sorely miss his brilliant contributions in its functions.
The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs hereby condoles Your Royal Highness, the government and people of Borno State on this irreplaceable loss and pray Almighty Allah grant you the fortitude to bear the loss. The Council, on behalf of the Ummah in Nigeria prays that Almighty Allah grant the departed Shehu Al-jannah Al-firdaus. Amin.

Please, convey the heartfelt sympathy, condolences and prayers of the entire Muslim Community in Nigeria to His Excellency, the governor of Borno State, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum.
Thank you.

Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, OFR, FNAL
Secretary General

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