Kano gov’t bans fiery Islamic cleric, Abduljabbar Kabara, shuts his mosque

The Kano State Government has banned a controversial Islamic cleric, Abduljabbar Nasiru Kabara, from sermon in the state over alleged inciting preaching.

The government also ordered the closure of his mosque located in Gwale area in the heart of Kano city.

Mr Kabara, a factional leader Qadiriyya sect in Kano, is famous for controversial religious commentaries, and has been accused of insulting the companions of Holy Prophet Muhammad.

The cleric has been at dagger-drawn with Sunni Muslim clerics in the state for a longtime for his hardline stance against Sunni practices and his subscription to Shiite practices.

Announcing the decision, the state commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba, told journalists on Wednesday that the decision became imperative in order to maintain peace in the state.

Kano government banned cleric, Abduljabbar Kabara from preaching over inciting comments in the state.

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