In what is considered to be a national embarrassment, the mobile phone of visiting Executive Secretary of the World Muslim League Saudi Arabia, Dr. Abdullahi bin Abdul, has been stolen in Abuja.
President Muhammadu Buhari had on Thursday declared open the International Islamic Conference on Peace and Stability in the nation’s capital aimed in achieving the importance of the conference for Nigeria at time of National security was as stake. Dr. Abdul was given the honour of leading Friday’s Jumat prayers at the National Mosque.
As a result, a heavy security protection was accorded him throughout the prayers by the security agencies present.
After the prayers, security was reportedly relaxed, allowing other dignitaries present to mix and interact with the Islamic scholar.
It was immediately after this that the cleric discovered his mobile phone was nowhere to be found, a situation that sources said have made him ill at ease.
The situation was said to have caused an embarrassment to all present – including the cleric, diplomats and other dignitaries.
A source said the security agencies are doing everything possible to ensure that the phone is found.
However, the source said it was not immediately clear if the Close-Circuit Television (CCTV) present at the National Mosque was working at the time of the incident, which cou given an invaluable clue as to ascertain the were about the missing mobile phone.a