Sultan of Sokoto and President General of the Jama’atu Nasri Islam (JNI), Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III yesterday condemned the bombing which left scores of persons dead around Nyanya area of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja with a call on security agents to ensure the perpetrators are exposed so as to face wrath of the law.
Speaking at the JNI Central Council meeting at its National Headquarters, the Sultan prayed to Allah to expose the perpetrators of the evil act, saying that, Nigeria needs God’s intervention now more than ever before.
He expressed worries on the killing of Muslims saying that as always Muslims are at the receiving end because more Muslims are being killed on daily basis.
“We condemn the bombing in strong terms and pray that Allah will expose the perpetrators in the nearest future. There is the urgent need for the government to come to the aid of innocent Nigerians who are always victims of the attacks and bombings.
According to him, Nigerians need to put their heads together regardless of religion or tribe and find a lasting solution to the problem.
In his remarks,, Governor Muktar Ramalan Yero said the only solution to the killings is prayers and urged Nigerians to turn to God in prayers, seek for forgiveness and further harp on the need to put aside sentiments.
“The burden of expectations on the JNI is huge, both from government and the ordinary citizens of our great country. While government expects this organization to play a more active role in the process of resolving the current state of insecurity in some parts of the country, the ordinary Nigerian, especially Muslims look upon the JNI as beacon of hope in resolving their numerous socio-economic challenges.
“Today, Muslims in Nigeria are plagued by poverty, insecurity, unemployment and high rate of illiteracy. It is therefore time for the JNI to partner with both government and non-governmental bodies in advancing the course of Islam and Muslims,” he said.