Umbrella body of Muslims in the 19 northern states, Jama’atu Nasril Islam, on Wednesday in Kaduna condemned the attack by gunmen on Vice President Namadi Sambo’s resident in Zaria and the multiple bomb blasts in Sokoto and Kano states.
The body urged all Nigerians to be security conscious just as they claimed that the current insecurity pervading the country, particularly the attack on the Vice President and the multiple bomb blasts in Sokoto, called for sober reflection by both the bombers and other Nigerians, especially in the month of Ramadan.
The JNI, in a statement by the Secretary-General, Dr. Khalid Abubakar Aliyu, said, “We received with shock the unfortunate orchestrated multiple bomb blasts and gun shootings that occurred in Sokoto and Kano States, and also Zaria, Kaduna State. These call for sober reflection of our actions and inactions in Nigeria.
“During the Ramadan, some persons are bent on causing chaos and unrest to Muslims.
“Indeed, the nation has been seriously assailed by a number of tragedies in recent time; hence we use this avenue to condemn this dastardly and barbaric act of terror unleashed on the fasting Muslims and leave our affairs to Allah.”
The group called on Nigerians to be security conscious and added, “We must as a nation rise to nip in the bud these re-ccurring upheavals.”