Prominent Saudi cleric shot dead in Guinea

Sheikh Abdul Muhsin al-Tuwaijri

The prominent Saudi scholar, Shaykh Abdul Muhsin al-Tuwaijri, was shot dead in a Guinean village earlier this week, Al Arabiya reported.

The preacher was on a missionary trip to the country and was killed after one of his sermons was said to have angered villagers in Kantebalandougou, a small town located in the east of Guinea.

He was “shot twice in the chest while riding a motorcycle with a villager on the way to get his car,” a security source told AFP.

“The Saudi died at the scene while his companion, who owned the motorcycle, was seriously injured and taken to a hospital in Kankan,” said a medical source.

Sources have confirmed to Al Arabiya that a man has been arrested for the murder of a Saudi preacher killed while on a visit in Guinea while security officials are still searching for three other attackers.

Three other people are currently being considered suspects in the case and have not been captured yet.

Tuwaijri was a Saudi preacher who lived and was raised by his father in Riyadh.

He completed his university studies and was appointed as a teacher at the Scientific Institute in Riyadh, and later began preaching both in Saudi Arabia and abroad.

Many of his close associates described him as a quiet and loving man who did not speak much but rather, was in service of others in many of his actions throughout his life.

He married with many sons and daughters.

On Sunday, a number of video clips showing the preacher travelling among villages in Guinea began circulating on social media after the news of his death.

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