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Veteran journalist Kabiru Yusuf dies shortly after returning from pilgrimage


Veteran journalist Kabiru Yusuf dies shortly after returning from pilgrimage 

A senior correspondent of Radio France International (RFI) in Hausa language and veteran journalist, Alhaji Kabiru Yusuf is dead.

Reports have it that he died last night, July 3, hours after he returned from Saudi Arabia where he joined millions of Muslims to perform this year’s pilgrimage.

He was a member of the media team put together by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON).

Until his death, Kabiru Yusuf had been covering the Presidential Villa, for years.

A statement from the Radio France said: “With complete submission to the Will of Allah, I regret to announce the death of our colleague and one of the pillars of RFI Hausa, Kabir Yusuf, our Abuja correspondent, who few days ago returned from pilgrimage in Makkah. “Kabir passed away in Kano last night and will be buried today (July 4). “May Allah in His infinite mercies grant this gentleman Aljannah Firdaus!”

This was even as President Bola Tinubu, in a condolence message, prayed for the repose of the soul “of the departed and comfort to his family in this time of grief and always.”

The President sympathized with the family of Kabiru Yusuf, recalling that the veteran journalist was the Federal Capital Territory correspondent for The Triumph Newspaper and Radio France Internationale Hausa.

“He covered the State House for many years until his passing.”

May Allah forgive all his shortcomings and admit him in the Aljannatul Firdausi.

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