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Stop these senseless killings in the North, Ulama Forum urges FG

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The Ulama Forum in Nigeria says its greatly concerned and saddened over the perpetual killings of innocent lives going on unabated in Nigeria, especially in the North West of the country in recent times.

In a statement signed by Mallam Inuwa Muhammmad, Convener, Engr Basheer Adamu Aliyu, Secretary and Several other Members of the Group said their hearts bleed over the dastardly and inhuman act of burning alive of 23 passengers in Sokoto state.

” Other equally sad losses of lives that were witnessed in Niger, Kaduna, Zamfara and Katsina states over the last one week are heart touching, frustrating and to say the least unpardonable.”

The Group lamented how bandits and terrorists move about freely in the land, committing heinous acts and atrocities unchecked by the power of government and its security agencies.

” The terrorists have desecrated all religious, human and universal values and indeed, they have lost their faith and humanity; they must be confronted head-on with might and power,

” We most strongly urge the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) to sit up to its responsibility of protecting the lives of Nigerian citizens.

The Ulama Forum recalled that in the year 2020, out of similar concern over the deteriorating trend of insecurity, it had advanced nearly a dozen suggestions to the governments at all levels so as to curb the Boko Haram menace, banditry and other security challenges facing the Northern region.

The Group noted that most of the suggestions given were ignored and security situation in the country has been moving from bad to worse.

” Based on the foregoing, we would like to once more urge the FGN to re-asses its security strategies and spending with a view to unfolding a more holistic and all-inclusive approach,

” We believe that Divine intervention is a most potent weapon against the bandits, insurgents and their collaborators.”

According to the statement members of the Forum have resolved to devote themselves to alqunut (special prayer in times of turmoil) during each prayer session. Similarly, special prayers should be observed in Madaaris (Islamiyyah Schools) and other places of gathering.

” We pray to Allah to give our leaders the listening ears to hear the cries of its weak, terrorised and terrified citizens, particularly in the North. May they have the wisdom, will, determination and ability to do the needful and ensure peace and security in the land,”

“There is no power or strength save in Allah.
May Allah help us in this regard, ameen”.

Justice Watch News learned that members of the Group that endorsed the position of the Forum including:
Malam Aminu Inuwa Muhammad – Convener
Kano, Prof. Mansur Ibrahim, Sokoto, Dr. Bashir Aliyu Umar, Kano, Dr. Abubakar Muhamad Sani B/Kudu, Jigawa, Dr. Khalid Abubakar Aliyu,
Kaduna, Prof. Muhammad Babangida Muhammad, Kano, Prof. Salisu Shehu, Bauchi and Prof. Ahmad Bello Dogarawa, Kaduna

Others include:
Mal Ahmad Bello Abu Maimoona, Katsina,
Dr. Muhammad Alhaji Abubakar, Borno, Malam Muhammad Lawal Maidoki, Sadaukin Sokoto, Sokoto, Malam Aminu Aliyu Gusau, Zamfara, Mal. Shehu Muhammad Maishanu Zamfara and Prof Muhammad Amin Al-Amin, Katsina,

Others are: Barr. Ibrahim Muhammad Attahir, Gombe, Dr. Salisu Ismail, Jigawa, Dr. Abubakar Saidu, Gombe, Engr. Ahmad Y. M. Jumba, Bauchi, Amir Abdullahi Abubakar Lamido, Gombe, Dr. Ibrahim Adam Omar, Disina, Bauchi, Prof. Ahmad Murtala, Kano,
Prof. Usman M. Shuaibu Zunnurain, Katsina.

The rest are, Sheikh Ibrahim Khalil Kano,
Ustaz Sani Shu’aibu, Kano, Dr Matbuli Shehu Kabara, Kano, Sheikh Abdullahi Salihu Aikawa, Kano, Ustaz Nuru Adam Galadanchi, Kano, Prof Awwal Ibrahim Magashi, Kano, Malam Tijjani Bala Kalarawi, Kano, Dr. Saidu Ahmad Dukawa, Kano and Engr. Basheer Adamu Aliyu, Kano.

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