Mubarak Sulaiman’s friends and family have gone to social media to express their grief after he was killed by armed thieves who ambushed a bullion truck in the Idi-Ape district of Ibadan on Thursday, February 10.
Sulaiman, a professional biomedical scientist, Arabic Language tutor, consultant, and coach, was struck by a stray bullet fired by the criminals who killed two police officers and two civilians while stealing millions of Naira from the bullion van.
In a Facebook post, one of Sulaiman’s friends, Akinkunmi Akinpelu, speculated that the dead may have had a premonition of his death. Akinpelu related his last discussion with Sulaiman, in which the deceased sought urgent payment for a service, indicating that he might not be able to pay later.
”Mubarak Sulaiman Olanrewaju You said you might die before tomorrow as if you have known that you’re going to killed today
I never knew you, but your demise hit me real deep, because like every other fathers like us who left home, we got back home but yours was to al barzakh (Life in the grave).
May Allah accept your return and forgive your shortcomings.
May Allah strengthen those you left behind especially your wife.
We walk with our heads high up in the sky, unaware that one day we’ll be trapped 6′ Feet under the ground.
Our death and meeting with our Creator is approaching and yet our biggest worry is what are we going to wear tomorrow?
May Allah honour us with a good End.”
Another friend, Ibrahim Ismail wrote;
“Mubarak Sulayman was a vibrant scholar, who graduated from the University of Ibadan, and earned his postgraduate degree in the same university. Our hearts ache for your departure, brother Mubarak. And we say nothing except what pleases our Lord.”