Popular Islamic preacher Sheikh AbdulGaniy Nuraini famously known as Aboto has returned to his Creator, Allah.
Multiple sources announced the death of the scholar on Saturday.
Our reporter learnt he died along with two of his students in a fatal accident on their way back from a journey.
Their car was said to have been found inside the river at Abattoir Bridge, Sobi, Akerebiata Area, Ilorin on Friday.
A rescue operation by a joint team of civil defense officers, police officers and Kwara State Fire Service officers early Saturday led to the recovery of the three corpses.
Other casualties involved in the accident were identified as Alfa Azeez Omoekun and Alfa Nurudeen.
Muslim News could not immediately confirm the age at which he breathed his last.
He was a Haafidh (Quran memoriser), notable for his various Islamic propagations, especially in Ilorin where he lived.
He was of the Adabiya school founded by late Shaykh Muhammad Kamaldeen Al-Adaby.
In a footage, Prof. Abubakar Ali-Agan announced to sympathisers that the janaazah of the prominent cleric would hold tomorrow morning at Ansarul Islam, Okekere, Ilorin.
He would however be buried in his native home of Aboto.
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