National Council of Muslim Youth Organisations (NACOMYO), the umbrella body of all Nigerian Muslim youths has decried the Monday bombing in Sabongari, Kano State, describing it as un-Islamic.
Speaking at special Ramadan breaking of fast dinner organised by the Goodluck Support Group, GSG, a Deputy Coordinator of NACOMYO in Abuja, Mallam Suleiman Ahmed Abubakar said there was no teaching of the Holy Quran which supported killing of innocent people, adding that killing of innocent souls was inhuman and un-Islamic.
“There is no single teaching of Islam that supports the killing of innocent souls,” he said.
He therefore appealed to those perpetuating the evil to desist in the overall interest of the nation.
Coordinator of GSG and Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Political Affairs Ahmed Alli Gulak at the dinner expressed optimism that Nigeria would outlive its current security challenges and emerge a more united nation.
“Nigeria will not disintegrate, we will out of this stronger and more united, we had challenges in the past, remember that this country fought a civil war and we came out of it stronger and united, we had the June 12 and Mistassini crisis, we came out stronger and united, this is no difference, we will come out of it stronger and united,” he said.
Gulak who observed the situation was improving urged Nigerian youths to embrace peace, saying, “Alhamdulillah, the situation is improving, we have seen the youths, especially in Borno state involved as civilian JTF. My message to you Nigerian youths is to preach peace and unity, to show Nigerians who think that Nigeria will not survive that Nigeria will survive in peace. There cannot be a meaningful development without peace and unity”.
Gulak said the special dinner was organised to enable Nigerian youths break fasting with Muslims counterparts in the spirit of unity, as he said GSG believes in the unity and peace of the country.
He maintained that issues of national development should not be subjected to religious sentiments.
“An average Nigerian does not care about where you come from or the religion you practice or the language you speak, poverty know no religion, tribe or region, it affects everyone and youth are the hardest hit,” he added.
He therefore assured the youths that their support for President Goodluck Jonathan in the 2011 general elections did not go unnoticed, as the president was working hard to alleviate the myriads of problems facing the Nigerian youths.
“You voted for Goodluck Jonathan in 2011, your support ought not to have ended with the elections, we believe that this support is continuous, this is not about 2015, it is about preaching peace and unity in this country,” he said.