A renowned Islamic Scholar, Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim Bamba is dead.

Dr. Ahmad popularly known as Dr Ahmad BUK died at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital after a protracted illness.

His son Ahmad Muhammad Ahmad announced the passage of his father on his verified Facebook page on Friday.

It said funeral prayer for the deceased would hold at Darul Hadith Mosque, Tudun Yola , in Kano metropolis by 1.30pm.

Late Dr. Ahmad was a lecturer at the Department of Arabic in BUK before he resigned and went fully into Islamic preaching, particularly on Saheeh Bukhari and Muwatta Malik.

The late Dr Bamba was famous for his long-running Islamic teaching sessions at Bayero University, Kano mosque, which started in 1991.

The scholar is survived by three wives, many children and grandchildren.