From Muhammad Ibrahim, Kaduna
Jama’atu Nasril Islam, JNI, yesterday joined other Nigerians to condemn the gruesome murder of Alhaji Shehu Mustapha Idrissa Timta, the Emir of Gwoza in Borno sttate by suspected Boko Haram members, and urged Imams to continue with Qunut prayers in their respective mosques, for Allah’s intervention and relief.
The JNI also sympathized with emirs of Askira and Uba over the foiled attempts on their lives by the insurgents on their way to attend burial of Emir of Gombe, who died last week in London.
A statement signed by its Secretary General, Shaikh Khalid Abubakar Aliyu, said JNI will neither be deterred nor remain mute over the repeated ungodly acts of terror being unleashed on Muslims.
“JNI once again will not be deterred nor remain mute over the repeated ungodly acts of terror being unleashed on the Muslims, hence it painfully received the news of the gruesome murder of HRH, Alhaji Shehu Mustapha Idrissa Timta, the Emir of Gwoza in Borno state by criminals. The heinous attack is utterly condemnable in its totality.
“We again expect the federal government of Nigeria through its relevant security agencies to wake up to their respective responsibilities of protecting lives and property of Nigerians, especially in the North-east. Enough diatribes had been heard on the ugly situation.
“Therefore, purposeful and coordinated pro-active measures must be on ground to check the menace of the insurgency, “ it said.