The Supreme Council Of Islamic Affairs Lists 11 Things Govt Should Do To End The Protests

The Supreme Council Of Islamic Affairs Lists 11 Things Govt Should Do To End The Protests

The Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) in Nigeria has called on the government of President Muhammadu Buhari to step up its crackdown on insurgents in the name of EndSARS.

The body made the remarks at a press conference in Abuja, where they reached 11 recommendations, that should be followed to end the current situation in the country.

A spokesman for the council’s secretary general, Sheikh Muhammad Bin Uthman, the imam of the Sahaba Friday Mosque in Kano, told the BBC that the government must take immediate action against anyone involved in the riots that followed the protests in some areas across the country.

He said that several Muslim businesses have been set on fire, but no one had commented on the matter.

He also called on the international community to respond to the protests, saying that they should refrain from making unwarranted decisions, as this could lead to injustice.

“If I am wrong, let me go. I am offering an invitation to someone else, so find out who caused the disturbance and punish them, no matter who they are,” said Sheikh Bin Uthman.

Here is a list of the council’s

1. We will not stand idly by and watch others use the name of protests to attack innocent people in parts of Nigeria.

2. We call on foreign organizations to come and see the atrocities committed by the killing of security personnel and the destruction of government property in the name of protest.

3. We extend our condolences to the families of the policemen who lost their lives at the hands of these “miscreants”, and condemn the senseless killings of these security officers.

4. The government must take action to end the violence, ensure action against the perpetrators, and take immediate action to protect lives and property.

5. Ensure that the families of the deceased are compensated.

6. The government has fulfilled its promise to change the police system, and has responded to the demands of the Nigerian people in this regard.

7. We further call on the government to understand its responsibilities as enshrined in Article 2 of the Nigerian Constitution, which obligates it to protect the lives and property of the people and to ensure their well-being. Muslims suffer the most in Nigeria, both in terms of security and unemployment.

8. We call on foreign organizations to avoid injustice and to be honest, especially in taking a stand on this issue.

9. We must all regain our sanity, turn to God, S W A, and seek His forgiveness, from all the sins we have committed.

10. We call on Friday mosques to offer peace prayers on Friday, to avoid violence and lawlessness and to ensure peace.

11. Finally, we call on the Muslim Ummah to intensify its prayers for peace, unity and peace, and to start the prayers and other prayers, especially in the five daily prayers, and ask God to intervene in our affairs.

Provide solutions for young people

The council also called on the federal government to provide solutions to the people, especially the youth, so that they know they are involved in the running of the government.

Sheikh Muhammad Bin Uthman said there was nothing the youth could not do, as long as they were left in a difficult situation, including terrorism.

“If a country does not provide five things, it is not the government, it is creating jobs, it is providing security, it is providing quality education, it is providing health care and it is providing infrastructure.”

He said poverty had reached its peak in the country, adding that this was adding to the problems.

The council also expressed concern over the lack of emphasis on genocide in the North, citing the killing of 20 people in Zamfara during the protests, but no one was heard. .

The Council of Scholars also lamented the fact that some Christian leaders were inciting their followers instead of warning them.

“It is unfortunate that some Christian theologians have made statements that may incite their followers instead of warning them to avoid violence.

“We believe that such statements, sometimes made on the pulpit, can be transformed into the religious and ethnic conflicts we see today,” the council said.

What happened that lead to the intervention of this Islamic body?

The protests led to the burning of several places

EndSARS protests in some parts of Nigeria have resulted in a number of casualties, ranging from the destruction of government and private sector buildings in some states especially Lagos.

Authorities deployed riot police to deal with the incident, but violence continued until Wednesday.

The situation escalated after security forces opened fire on protesters in Lekki, Lagos State, killing and injuring several people.

There were reports of casualties and property damage, but addressing the nation, Lagos Governor Sanwo Olu said no one had been killed and visited those in hospital to assess their condition.

Source: BBC Hausa via Facebook

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