Ishak Peters |
A burial prayer has been conducted for Muazu Magarya, the late father of the Speaker of Zamfara State House of Assembly, Nasiru Magarya.
The burial prayer, which was led by Sheikh Ahmed Umar Kanoma on Monday, was done at the Speaker’s house at Gada-biyu Gusau, even though the corpse of the deceased was not recovered.
Briefing newsmen shortly after the burial prayer, the Commissioner of Religious Affairs, Sheikh Tukur Sani Jangebe, explained that a burial prayer could be performed for a Muslim who died and his remains were not seen.
He said, “A burial prayer called ‘Salatul ga,in’ is usually done to a Muslim who died and his dead body is not seen”.
The speaker’s father and five other members of his family were kidnapped by bandits eight weeks ago.
The bandits have, however, released the five kidnapped members and announced that the speaker’s father died of a heart attack in their den.
People trouped to the speaker’s house in masses to console him over the death of his father.