Elder statesman and President-General of the Supreme Council for Sharia in Nigeria (SCSN), Dr Ibrahim Datti Ahmed, is dead.
The SCSN confirmed the development in a post on its official Facebook page on Thursday.
The post reads, “Innalillahi wa inna ilayhi Raji’un, the death of Dr Ibrahim Datti Ahmed was just announced until his death he was the President Supreme Council for Sharia in Nigeria (SCSN). may Allah forgive his shortcomings and make Aljannah Firdaus his final abode. Allahumagfirlahu Allahumathabithu.”
A family source said the renowned medical doctor, politician and Islamic cleric died in the early hours of Thursday in Kano.
According to the source, the deceased had been battling with an ailment, unfortunately, “today he answered the call of his creator”.
Dr Ibrahim Datti Ahmed left behind a wife and 10 children.