Sheikh Imam Goni Sanda
The death has occurred of Sheikh Imam Goni Sanda, a renowned Islamic scholar, preacher and a prominent member of Borno elders forum.
Aged 94, Sheikh Goni Sanda is the father of the Head of Aviation at the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, (NAHCON), Engr Goni Sanda.
He died in Maiduguri on the 14th of September 2020 after a brief illness.
Borno State Governor, Professor Baba Gana Umar Zulum and Secretary to the State Government, , Alh Usman Jidda Shua, Members of the State Executive Council as well as members of the business community and thousands of his admirers were among those that attended his funeral.
The Funeral prayer was led by the Chief Imam of Borno, Imam Ibrahim Ahmed.
Mukhtar, Borno elders Mourns
The immediate past Chairman of NAHCON, Barr Abdullahi Mukhtar Muhammed, MON, was among the earliest visitors to the residence of the late Islamic Scholar in Maiduguri to pay their condolences.
Meanwhile, the Borno Elders Forum has also expressed shock over the death of Sheikh Goni and other statesmen from the state.
The Forum in a statement described the recent death of elder statement as “unfortunate and an irreplaceable depletion to Borno”.
The statement, signed by the Secretary-General of the Forum, Dr BM Gubio, mni, via his social media account Saturday states that
“We shall continue to count the losses of several identified and unidentified great souls, too numerous to mention, and those in the hinterland, particularly, the founding fathers of our land.”
The Forum Secretary enjoined the Borno indigenes to submit themselves to the Will of the Creator and keep on praying for better days ahead.
He also called on” scholars and historians to document the strides of the illustrious sons and daughters of Borno saying, “they were heroes in the sands of time. And we must not forget their struggles to keep us going.”