Kano bans top Islamic preacher, shuts his mosque over inciting sermons

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In an attempt to forestall a breach of peace, the Kano government has banned one of the state’s popular Islamic clerics, Abduljabbar Nasiru Kabara, and shut his mosque over an alleged violence-inciting comment.
Necessary security agencies were consequently briefed to ensure implementation of the ban.

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Muhammad Garba, Kano State commissioner for information, said the decision to ban the controversial cleric was to give peace a chance and curb what looks like a brewing religious crisis.
The Kano State Government reportedly accused of insulting the companions of Holy Prophet Muhammad and was also said to have been involved in a clash with the Sunni Muslim clerics while openly showing interest and affiliation with the Shiite group in the state.

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The state government has ordered the state commissioner of police and other security agencies to ensure compliance to the government’s decision.

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