Just days after being suspended as the chief Imam of Apo Legislative Quarters Juma’at Mosque in Abuja, Sheikh Nuru Khalid has now been sacked.
He has also been banned from coming close to the mosque.
Recall that he was initially suspended by the mosque’s steering committee for criticising President Muhammadu Buhari over the last Monday night’s attack on an Abuja-Kaduna train.
The Imam, in his Friday sermon, had criticised President Buhari for failure to visit Kaduna over the terrorist attack, saying mere condemnation wasn’t enough.
He argued that the president was in Kaduna for campaigns but refused to visit the state after the bomb attack on the passenger train.
However, on Monday afternoon, the mosque’s steering committee declared him sacked.
They said the latest decision was because he didn’t show remorse.
BBC Pidgin confirmed the news.
It quoted Senator Saidu Dansadau as the one who confirmed the sack.
Also, BBC hausa Journalist, AbdulBaki Aliyu Jari tweeted the news and wrote:
“The management of Apo Legislative Quarters Central Mosque have disengaged Sheikh Nuru Khalid from his position of Imam.”