Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, the Sultan of Sokoto, has advised the Muslim youths to stay way from actions that will continue to compromise the security of Nigeria.
The Sultan, who is also the President-General, Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, noted this at the official opening of the yearly Islamic Vacation Course, IVC, of the Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria, MSSN, Southern Zone held at Km 53, Lagos/ Ibadan Express way.
Alhaji Abubakar said Muslim youths should fight temptation from anyone to commit any act that would lead to violence as Islam continued a religion of peace.
“We have said it times without number that any act that breeds violence like the one being exhibited by Boko- Haram has no basis in Islam. As you are aware, our religion, Islam stands for peace as its name denotes. So let us remain peaceful always, so that we may live a peaceful life here and be accommodated in the home of peace in the life to come.”
The National President, MSSN, Mallam Sirajudeen Abd-Azeez in a keynote address charged the Federal Government to find a permanent solution to the problem of violence which continued to threaten the unity of the country.
“The once great and giant nation is at the verge of collapse. It is no more news that terrorism is on the rampage taking over our lands on a daily basis. We want to reiterate that Mr. President should address the nation on why the country is under siege by the terrorists. Why have the insurgents continued to beat the nation’s military arsenals despite the billions of dollars voted for security? Why have the terrorists become stronger even after a year when some States in the North- East have come under partial emergency rule.”
Mallam AbulAzeez also asked Jonathan to put a stop to the threat by his kinsmen to unleash terror if next year’s election was not in his errand.
“Different ethnic militia are threatening they will let loose if their candidates are not elected. The worst threat is coming from the Niger- Delta Militants who have been threatening to cause violence should their tribe-man is not returned for second time.”
He quizzed the basis behind the condemning of about a hundred soldiers for challenging sophisticated equipment to fight the insurgents.
The National Legal Adviser of All Progressive Congress, APC, Dr Muiz Banire advised Muslims to always demand for their rights in legitimate manner.
More than five thousand people have been killed in Boko Haram-related violence, and three hundred thousand have been displaced.
The Boko Haram insurgents have attacked Nigeria’s police and military, politicians, schools, religious buildings, public institutions and civilians with increasing regularity since 2009