Man dies in the middle of Jumat prayer at Sokoto Mosque

A Nigerian man identified as Malam Ahmad Abdullahi reportedly died at Sultan Bello Mosque in Sokoto on Friday 21st February 2020 while observing the weekly Juma’at prayers along with other worshippers.

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It was gathered that Abdullahi, 71, who went to shop around the area to buy a blade to shave in preparation for the Juma’at prayers, prostrated to observe the second raka’at but he didn’t got up to continue the rite.

It was further learnt that the deceased paid a condolence visit to his relatives at Filin Magaji area in Gidadawa community, of the state few hours before his death.

  He is survived by a wife and 3 children.

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Recounting the last moment of her husband, Mallama Halima who was married to Abdullahi for 34 years said; 

“He went to the mosque in the company of our grandchild, and that was my last interaction with him. 

“A few moments after the Juma’at prayer, I heard some noise nearby and people struggling with something heavy. I was asked to go into the inner room and give them some privacy.

“I remained standing. People came in with his dead body and started asking me to leave everything to Allah. They said it was the will of Allah that he would die in such manner. I collapsed immediately.

“For the 34 years we spent together, we never quarrelled, even for a day. He meant everything to me.”

According to her, she woke up in the morning feeling sick and restless the day her husband passed away. she added;

“I woke up feeling feverish and couldn’t do anything. So I reclined in the bed and was wondering what could be wrong with me that day.”

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