The Chief Imam of Abuja National Mosque, late Sheikh Musa Muhammad, was on Sunday buried at the Gudu Cemetery in FCT amid tears and prayers from families and well wishers.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the burial, which was conducted under tight security, was attended by the Kano state Governor-elect, Alhaji Umar Ganduje.
Other dignitaries included the FCT Minister, Mr Bala Mohammed; former deputy Senate Presidnt, Senator Ibrahim Mantu; Senator Adamu Aliero, and Senator Ali Ndume.
Fielding questions from newsmen after the burial, Mantu expressed shock over the incident.
“When I got the news yesterday, I was shocked but I know that life was in the hands of God and Allah can take one’s at anytime He so wish because He is the custodian of life,” he said.
Also speaking, the Chief Imam of Al-Habibiya Mosque, Sheikh Imam Abdulganiu, said that the deceased was a detribalised Nigerian who works tirelessly to ensure unity among the Muslim community.
Abdulganiu prayed Almighty Allah to grant the deceased paradise and give the family the fortitude to bear the lost.
On his part, the Deputy Chief Imam of the National Mosque, Sheikh Ahmad Onilewura, prayed Almighty Allah to grant the deceased Aljannatul Firdaus.
However, Malam Musa Babangida, the eldest son of the deceased, declined comments as he told NAN that he was not in the mood to speak with the press.
NAN also reports that Vice President Namadi Sambo; former secretary to the government of the federation, Alhaji Yayale Ahmed; INEC Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega, and the Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, were some of the personalities that attended the funeral prayers offered for the deceased at the National Mosque.