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Kaduna Chief Imam with 290 grandchildren dies aged 130

Sheikh Adam Tahir, the Chief Imam of Kafanchan Central Mosque in Jema’a local government area of Kaduna State has died at the age of 130 years.

Tahir who is survived by 26 children, 290 grandchildren, and over 200 great-grandchildren was adjudged the older Muslim leader in the North.

Confirming the cleric’s death, the deputy Chief Imam in Kafanchan, Alhaji Muhammad Kassim, said he died on Wednesday evening. He had been ill for some time. 

According to him; “The late Imam would be greatly missed by the people of the area as well as the entire Muslim Ummah because of his outstanding qualities worthy of emulation,” Kassim said.

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