An Islamic cleric in Nasarawa state, Malam Ishaq Adudu has condemned the activities of Boko Haram insurgents in the country, saying it is against the tenets of Islam.
Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Lafia, Audu, who is the Chief Imam of Gindin Mangoro Lafia mosque described the insurgents’ activities as barbaric and inhuman. He, therefore challenged religious leaders in the country to preach peace and unity among Nigerians.
“My role is to preach peace, unity and to advise the faithful and other Nigerians to live in peace and tolerate one another irrespective of ethnic, religious and political affiliation.
“No nation or society can develop in an atmosphere of rancour and confusion.
“The insurgency and other security challenges facing some parts of the country have affected both our lives and the socio-economic development of the country negatively.
“We must condemn the activities of the insurgents that have resulted in the loss of lives and property. It is barbaric to take pleasure in killing human beings.
He added that “Security should not be seen as the responsibility of the government alone. There is need for collective efforts in the overall interest of the country”.
Audu urged Nigerians to report suspicious movement of people and expose criminals in their communities to the appropriate authority.
He also called on his followers and other Nigerians to be vigilant and security conscious at all times.