Friday, 19 May 2017

Gunmen kill popular Muslim Cleric, Mujeeb Fadilat, his wife & 4 Children

On Tuesday, it was reported that the founder of Mujeeb Dawah Fadilat, Sheikh Yussuf Ahmod Abdulsalam, his wife and four children were murdered by unknown assailants, in Atiba in Leguru Local Council Development Area of Ogun State.


The Islamic cleric, popularly known as Tanimola, was the third born of a prominent Muslim cleric and scholar in Ijebuland, Sheikh Abdulsalam Olalekan, the Kahlifat for Ipamuren Muslim Community, Ijebu-Ode.

The assailants smashed the head of the Muslim cleric with a grinding stone while the other members of his family, including an 18-month-old baby, were hacked to death. All the victims were said to have been buried amidst tears on the same day according to Islamic injunctions at Modupe Oluwa House, Surulere Street, Atiba.

The assailants were said to have scaled the fence to gain access to the cleric’s house before unleashing the terror that would for a very long time send jitters down the spine of the residents of the town and its environs.

In an interview with Nigerian Tribune, one of the neighbors to the deceased who identified himself as Oyeniyi Babalola, expressed shock over the incident. According to him, he had never been disorganized, disturbed and sad beyond expression in his over 50 years of existence.

"My wife is a food seller and the children of the deceased usually bought food from her every morning before going to school. But we just discovered that at around 8 a.m. on Tuesday, they were yet to be seen, so we were a bit worried because that was very unusual of them. I therefore moved towards their gate and banged it several times but with no response. It was at this juncture that we started making contact with some of their relatives to notify them of the development and by the time we gained entrance into the building, the family of six was in a pool of blood. We thought they were all dead. While the rest of them had died, the wife was still gasping for breath. Unfortunately, we lost her too while being rushed to the hospital."

Oyeniyi and other residents of the town who pleaded for anonymity described the Muslim cleric as very humble, gentle and a very popular resident that got well along with other members of the community.


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