Abu Bakr, who attempted to overthrow TT gov’t, dies at 80


(CNC3) Imam Yasin Abu Bakr, the man who led an attempted coup d’état in Trinidad and Tobago in 1990, has died.

The leader of the Jamaat al Muslimeen passed away at the St. James infirmary just after 9pm on Thursday.

Bakr reportedly collapsed at his home and was taken to the medical facility where died, despite efforts by medical personnel to resuscitate him. It is unclear at this time what led to his passing.

Two days ago, Bakr celebrated his eightieth birthday. Today also marked the one year anniversary of his wife’s death. His son, Fuad Abu Bakr posted on his Facebook page at 9:42 pm, “To Allah we belong and to him is our eventual return. ALLAHU AKBAR.”

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