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Pioneer Hisbah Commander dies in Kano

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Mrs Halima Shitu, a pioneer female Hisbah Commander in Kano State, has died at the age of 55.


She died on Monday.

Mrs Maimuna Shitu, one of the sisters of the deceased, told newsmen on Tuesday that she died after a brief illness in Kano.



She said, “She left behind a husband who is a prominent Islamic Scholar, Sheikh Abdulwahab Abdullah and six children to mourn her.

“Her eldest son is Malam Abdullah Abdulwahab, a system analyst at Bayero University Kano.”

NAN reports that Shitu contributed greatly to the development of the Kano Hisbah Command.


She contributed to Islamic scholarship among women in Nigeria and Africa at large, being the Chairperson of Association of Muslim Women in Africa (AMEWA).

She featured in several radio and television programmes targeted at teaching Islam, especially during Ramadan fast.

Edujandon.com recalls that a strange illness had reportedly killed some prominent residents in the state.


While some had Coronavirus symptoms, what hit others is yet to be ascertained.

There were speculations of meningitis but residents say they couldn’t even explain what is going on in the ancient city.

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