Malam Umaru Ikah, the Chairman of Kebbi Council of Ulama has died on Wednesday at the age of 66.

A Government statement signed by Alhaji Abubakar Dakingari, Chief Press Secretary to the governor, said that the deceased died in Birnin Kebbi while returning from his farm.

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The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ikah, a renowned Islamic scholar, was survived by four wives, 45 children and grand children.

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Until his death, late Sheikh Umaru Ikah, was the Sarkin Malamai of Gwandu Emirate, and was the leader of preachers committee of the 2015 Hajj delegation of the state.

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The deceased’s funeral was attended by Kebbi Deputy Governor, Alhaji Samaila Yombe, the Speaker of the state assembly, Alhaji Alhaji Abdulmumin Kamba, Sen. Adamu Aleiro, Emir of Gwandu, Alhaji Muhammad Bashar, Commissioners among others. (NAN)