Owner of Kaduna-Zaria highway travellers’ mosque, Alhaji Sule Bako, dies at 84

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Owner of Kaduna-Zaria highway travellers' mosque, Alhaji Sule Bako, dies at 84

Owner of Kaduna-Zaria highway travellers’ mosque, Alhaji Sule Bako, dies at 84

The owner of a popular travellers’ mosque located along Dan-Kande on Kaduna -Zaria road, Alhaji Sule Bako, is dead.

It was gathered that the philanthropist, aged 84, died at a private hospital in Abuja, on Wednesday, and was buried around 1:00 pm in Kaduna.

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According to a report by Solace Base, a large crowd was gathered along Wushishi Road, Kaduna metropolis, (the deceased’s residence) to pay respect to the family.

One of his sons, Yusuf Sule Bako, described the deceased as the best father in the world who was very religious.

“He was a great father that spent his life serving Islam and the less privileged in the society. We grew up to see him assisting the less privileged and also taking care of mosques,” he said.

Similarly, a nephew of the late Bako said that the deceased left a vacuum that ‎will be difficult to fill.

He also described his death as a big loss to the family, Kaduna State and Nigeria, adding that late Bako was an exemplary leader that earned his name as Mai Gaskiya ‎when he served as caretaker committee chairman for Kaduna Local Government Area in the 80s.

He was buried according to Islamic rites. ‎Hundreds of personalities attended the funeral.

The deceased left behind 13 children and grandchildren.

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