Sharia Council President-General, Datti Ahmad, dies at 83 in Kano

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Late Dr. Datti Ahmed.

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The President General of the Supreme Council for Sharia in Nigeria (SCSN), Dr. Ibrahim Datti Ahmed, is dead.

Ahmed, who was also a former Presidential Aspirant under the defunct Social Democratic Party (SDP), was one of the first generation of medical doctors practicing in Kano.

He reportedly died in the early hours of Thursday at the age of 83 after a protracted illness.

It was recalled that the renowned medical practitioner had in 2013 declined to serve on the committee constituted by President Goodluck Jonathan to mediate with members of Boko Haram.

Dr. Datti Ahmed had on that momentous moment accused the Federal Government of “lack of sincerity” on the way it was handling insurgency in the North East.

The medical doctor left behind a wife and 10 children, and has since been buried according to Islamic rites.


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