- The Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) wants Nigerians to be more vigilant if they must stop their attackers
- The JNI says the killings across major parts of Nigeria including Nasarawa, Zamfara, Benue and others have become intolerable
- The group wants the government to take a definite action concerning such level of criminality in the country
The Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) which is headed by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has called on all Nigerians to be more vigilant so as to stop enemies of peace engaged in senseless killings of innocent Nigerians.
The group made the appeal on Thursday, May 4, in a statement issued in Kaduna by Dr Khalid Abubakar, JNI secretary general, over the recent bomb blasts in Mubi in which 85 Muslims were killed and many others critically injured.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that JNI noted that the continued killings in Benue, Borno, Kaduna, Nasarawa and Zamfara have become intolerable and must be brought to an end.
“It seems the security outfits in the area and the public have lowered their guards and relaxed, a situation taken advantage of by the insurgents.
“Therefore, there is obviously the need for continued vigilance especially by the members of the public, so as not to allow unscrupulous elements continue to wreak havoc in the society.
“It is also high time that the security agencies reappraise their mode of operations to meet up with dynamic challenges of criminality, as the criminals continue to change tactics.
“Government should move in with all seriousness and take definite position on criminals in all ramifications, and bring these gory incidences to a final end.
“We call on the public to intensify prayers and continuously seek Allah’s forgiveness to emancipate us from these recurring terrible situations.
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“We should not relent in intensifying good deeds especially now that the month of Ramadan is fast approaching,” the statement said as the group expressed concerns that “often when Muslims are attacked especially in mosques, nothing is heard or the story is downplayed entirely by the media.”
Warning against politicizing the killings, the group added: “We commiserate with the people of Benue, Borno, Kaduna, Nasarawa and Zamfara states over the repeated loss of lives as a result of coordinated attacks by enemies of peace.”
NAIJ.com earlier reported that the Nigerian presidency has reacted to the bomb blast that rocked Mubi town in Adamawa state on Workers Day.
The presidency tweeted its condolences to the government and people of Adamawa state while calling the acts tragic and despicable.
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