The Chief Imam of Apo Legislative Quarters Juma’at Mosque in Abuja, Sheikh Nuru Khalid, has been sacked by the mosque’s Steering Committee for criticising President Muhammadu Buhari over last Monday night’s attack on an Abuja-Kaduna train.
Sheikh Khalid was initially suspended by the Steering Committee of the strategic mosque.
But on Monday afternoon, the mosque’s Steering Committee declared him sacked.
They ascribed their latest decision to sack him for not showing remorse.
When contacted, Khalid told The Nation he has not been given any letter to that effect.
Khalid, had after his suspension, vowed to continue speaking what he described as the truth to power.
All efforts to get the head of the Mosque’s steering Committee were futile.
The Imam, in his Friday sermon, had criticised President Buhari for failure to visit Kaduna over the terrorist attack, saying mere condemnation wasn’t enough.
He argued that the president was in Kaduna for campaigns but refused to visit the state after the bomb attack on the passenger train.
“Everyone condemned the incident, except the bandits. So condemnation is not enough. The president should visit the state to sympathise with the victims.
“The president has been to Kaduna for campaigns but couldn’t go to the state on a sympathy visit,” he had said.