Sheikh Ahmed Lemu is dead. The cleric who led the committee set up by President Goodluck Jonathan in 2011 to review the violence that characterized that year’s presidential election died in the early hours of the morning.
His death was announced by his daughter, Maryam Lemu, on Facebook.
She wrote: “Inna lillahi wa inna liayhi raji’un. It is with sadness and reverence to Allah that we announce the passing away of our father, Dr. Justice *Sheikh Ahmed Lemu* OFR, in the early hours of this morning in Minna. Burial arrangements to be announced later.
“Wassalam, Nuruddeen Lemu, on behalf of the family.
“It has been a privilege to be the daughter to these two amazing individuals. Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillah.”