RELIGION

Muhammadu Sanusi II appointed leader of Tijjaniyya movement in Nigeria

Former Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammadu Sanusi II has been appointed the leader of the Tijjaniyya Movement in Nigeria.

The appointment was announced at the annual Maulud of the movement held in Sokoto on Friday.

Solacebase reports that Sheikh Ibrahim Nyass first appointed Muhammadu Sanusi I, grandfather of the deposed Emir, who died in 1990 as leader of the Tijjaniyya Movement in Nigeria, upon his death, late Sheik Isyaku Rabiu was appointed and took over the leadership. 

Since the death of Sheik Isyaku Rabiu in May 2018 the leadership seat has been vacant.

Sheikh Makki Nyass, grandson of Sheikh Ibrahim Nyass announced the appointment during the annual festival in Sokoto.

Sheikh Makki Nyass is the Khalifa Sheik Tijjani Nyass who was the leader of the movement across the world that died in Senegal last year.

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