Malam Ahmad Abdullahi died at Sultan Bello Mosque in Sokoto on Friday February 21 while observing the weekly Juma’at prayers along with other worshipers.
A 71-year-old man identified as Malam Ahmad Abdullahi died at Sultan Bello Mosque in Sokoto on Friday February 21, while observing the weekly Juma’at prayers along with other worshippers.
Abdullahi who went to a nearby shop to buy a blade to shave in preparation for the Juma’at prayers, prostrated to observe the second raka’at but he never got up to continue the rite. The deceased who is survived by a wife and three children reportedly paid a condolence visit to his relatives at Filin Magaji area in Gidadawa community, few hours before his death.
Recounting her husband’s last moment, Mallama Halima who was married to Abdullahi for 34 years said.
“He went to the mosque in the company of our grandchild, and that was my last interaction with him.
“A few moments after the Juma’at prayer, I heard some noise nearby and people struggling with something heavy. I was asked to go into the inner room and give them some privacy.
“I remained standing. People came in with his dead body and started asking me to leave everything to Allah. They said it was the will of Allah that he would die in such manner. I collapsed immediately.
“For the 34 years we spent together, we never quarrelled, even for a day. He meant everything to me.”
She also revealed that she woke up feeling sick and restless the day her husband died. Halima added.
“I woke up feeling feverish and couldn’t do anything. So I reclined in the bed and was wondering what could be wrong with me that day.”