From Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
The Muslim Student Society of Nigeria (MSSN), in 19 northern states and Abuja has thrown its weight behind the Adamawa state governor, Murtala Nyako.
The Zone A Coordinator/ Vice National Amir, Malam Yusuf Yakubu Arrigasiyyu, made this assertion in Kaduna, yesterday, during the 60th anniversary of the society in Nigeria.
According to Arrigasiyyu, Murtala Nyako has raised a fundamental issue that needed to be addressed but that “it is painful that all Governors in the region have risen against him, forgetting that Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno state made a similar comment on the ineptitude of the security forces.
“The Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria A-Zone will remain with Murtala Nyako until the governors and the Federal Government prove him wrong and provide us with information on those behind crime against our people and their sponsor.
“Today, in Nigeria, governance and government have failed, because government cannot provide adequate security for its citizens, particularly the weak ones (females).
“Where is the government, that criminals will abduct over 200 teenage students, who are pursuing their legitimate responsibility? Two weeks after, the students are still with their captors. Where is the government when innocent children and women are being killed every day? Where is the government, when economic activities in the region were destroyed? Where is government when property is being destroyed every day?” Arrigasiyyu queried.
The MSSN vice Amir further called on Nigerians to stop labeling Muslims as Boko Haram because, according to him, it is a name forced on them by some people whose major purpose is to destroy the foundation of Islam in Nigeria.