The Sultan of Sokoto and President of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar has condemned the Boko Haram Islamic sect over the wanton destruction of lives and properties by the sect.
The Sultan, who spoke at the National Prayer for Peace and Security, organised by the council at the National Mosque, Abuja, in Abuja, Sunday described the group as unislamic, saying “terrorism has no place in Islam,”
The Sultan called on the gathering of Islamic clerics, traditional rulers and political leaders from Northern Nigeria and other parts of the country as well as all well-meaning members of the Nigerian public to unite against the insurgents.
“We must rise up, as always, with one voice to condemn all acts of terrorism, condemn those terrorists wherever they are and try our possible best as Muslims to ensure peace reigns in our community,” he said.
The Sultan pledged his commitment to assisting the government in the efforts to restore peace to the troubled Northern Nigeria, in Particular and the nation as a whole.
“We are committed to helping the government at all levels to bring peace in Nigeria. Whatever we can do, as long as it is not against Islam, we are ready to do it 100 percent,” he said.
“We have to make it very clear… that the situation in the country is very serious. You are fighting enemies with no boundary. Terrorists are everywhere. They are among us but we don’t know them. In this case, you don’t know the enemy. The person sitting next to you might be one of those terrorists. You don’t know”.
Alh Abubakar also urged Muslims, especially those in leadership position to shun corruption and any act that could negatively affect the development of the country.