The rumoured death of the famous 92-year-old Bida super-polygamist and Islamic cleric, Alhaji Muhammad Bello Masaba, has been found to be untrue.
The social media was awash, since Saturday night, announcing the death of the controversial cleric in his Masaba quarters of Bida, Niger State.
The octogenarian, in a telephone interview, on Sunday, with our correspondent, faulted the rumour making rounds of his death and affirmed that he is alive and well.
Masaba said the rumour of his death was the figment view of “enemies of Allah and the divine assignment He has given me.
His words, “I am alive. I am not dead. Allah’s divine assignment must be carried out. Though death is the ultimate end of all, for me, I will fulfil my days and divine assignment.
“I have heard the wicked rumour being peddled, but Allah is greater than all the perpetrators of this wicked rumour.
Please I am inviting you to come to Bida. I am now with all my children and other well wishers. My health is in perfect condition and I have been attending to people since the wicked rumour went viral,” Masaba stated.
Sources within the cleric house said that since the rumour went viral through the social medial, numerous people from all walks of life have been calling to make enquiry about the veracity of the report.
“We have been receiving calls from all over the country since the enemies planted the fake death news of Baba. The panic the report has caused can only be imagine. That is why we have asked Baba to stay outside and address faithful.
“Baba is not sick talkless of being rumoured dead. Enemies are at work. Like Baba told us, no man can take his life when he is not due,” one of our sources stated.
Masaba has been in the eye of the storm with some Islamic scholars and traditional institution for marrying 89 wives in contravention of the maximum four as prescribed for Muslim faithful.