-The Kano government has continued to take steps to secure peace in the state amid the drama with Abduljabbar Nasiru Kabara
– Kabara has been slammed with a court order that would shut down his mosque
– Recall that the controversial Kano-based Islamic preacher was been banned over alleged violence-inciting sermons
An order has been secured by the Kano state government to immediately shut down Sheikh Abduljabbar Nasir Kabara’s mosque, Daily Trust reports.
According to the report, the northern state also got an order to stop the controversial Kano-based Islamic preacher from preaching any further.
The order obtained from chief magistrate Grade 1 court 12, Mohammed Jibrin at Gidan Murtala was granted following an oral application from the office of the state commissioner of justice.
It was gathered that both the mosque and Islamic centre are to be shut with immediate effect, pending the outcome of an investigation.
While Sheikh Kabara is also stopped from preaching, media organisation are to no longer broadcast his messages.
Kano bans top Islamic preacher
This development is coming after the controversial Kano-based Islamic preacher was banned by the state government over alleged violence-inciting sermons.
The mosque of the factional leader Qadiriyya sect located in Gwale area was also shut down by the Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje-led government.
Speaking on Wednesday, February 3, Kano commissioner for information, Muhammad Garba, said the decision to ban the controversial cleric was to give peace a chance and curb what looks like a brewing religious crisis.
Why Ganduje barred me – Sheikh Kabara
Meanwhile, Sheikh Abduljabbar Nasiru Kabara opened up on why he believes the Kano state government stopped him from preaching.
In his talk with Daily Trust after Governor Ganduje took the action against him, Sheik Karaba alleged that the move is politically-driven and not in any way a religious issue.
The fiery Islamic cleric said the governor clamped down on him because he opposed him during the 2019 governorship election in the state.