Saudi preacher Sheikh Abdulaziz Al-Tuwaijry was shot dead in Guinea's east, security and medical sources said Wednesday.
The man was a member of a mission building mosques in Upper 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 Agence France Presse.
"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.
According to a preliminary investigation, the preacher, along with two of his compatriots, had made a sermon that “was not to the taste of the local population, particularly traditional hunters who then ambushed him," the security source said.