By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
Shaykh Abubakar Tureta was an ocean of knowledge, a teacher of teachers, a powerful orator and a model ‘nulli secundus’.
Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) expressed this in a statement issued to mourn the Islamic cleric on Tuesday, signed by its Director, Professor Ishaq Akintola.
“He was a friend, an admirer and a mentor of MURIC. We will definitely miss his warmth, his kindness and his disarming smile.
“Our hearts are heavy with grief today but we take solace in the Islamic fatalistic philosophy of death. We condole with the family on the occasion of this huge loss. We urge his children, particularly the eldest son, Justice Salisu Abubakar Tureta, to continue from where the Shaykh stopped,” it stated.
MURIC said that it is deeply saddened by Shaykh Tureta’s death.
“We commiserate with the Governor and people of Kaduna State over this irreplaceable loss,” it said.
The group prayed that Almighty Allah forgives the Shaykh.
“May divine mercy be showered on him from the day he entered the grave till the Day of Resurrection,” it prayed.
It would be recalled that the death of Kaduna-based Shaykh Abubakar Tureta has been announced.
He died on Monday at Garkuwa Hospital, Kaduna, at the age of 74 after battling with injuries he sustained in an accident three years ago.