This national embarrassment occurred on Friday at the National Mosque, where Dr. Abdul was given the honour of leading the Jumat prayers. Although there was heavy security protection on the Muslim leader and others present during the prayers, afterwards the security had to loosen up to allow dignitaries mix and interact with the Islamic scholar. It was after this socialization that the cleric discovered his mobile phone was nowhere to be found, a situation that sources said destabilized him for a moment.

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The situation is quite embarrassing to the host of the conference, President Muhammadu Buhari, other  diplomats, dignitaries and also to the nation as well. According to our sources, the security agencies are doing everything possible to ensure that the stolen phone is recovered. However, the security in charge of the event can not tell for sure if the Close-Circuit Television (CCTV) camera present at the National Mosque was functioning at the time of the incident, which could have helped reveal the thief without much stress.