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Zamfara Chief Imam resigns over social media prayer video


The Chief Imam of the Muslim Foundation Jumuat Mosque, GRA Gusau, Zamfara State, Dr. Tukur Sani Jangebe has tendered his resignation, citing the need to safeguard the tranquility of the mosque and its congregation.

Dr. Jangebe’s decision stems from the widespread circulation of a video clip on social media platforms, depicting him offering prayers for Governor Bello Matawale according to a statement he made in an interview with Vanguard. 

This act, while seemingly innocuous, has sparked mixed reactions and heightened tensions among political and religious circles in the state.

In a letter addressed to the mosque’s management committee, Dr. Jangebe emphasized his unwavering support for the mosque’s advancement and the Islamic faith’s prosperity within the state and beyond. 

He further clarified that his resignation was solely intended to preserve the harmony and stability of the mosque and its community.

Dr. Jangebe, a revered Islamic scholar with a distinguished career, has served as the state’s commissioner for religious affairs for three terms. He has also made significant contributions to the propagation of Islam throughout Nigeria.


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