From Umar Danladi Ado, Sokoto
Worried over the prevailing criminal activities in Raymond Village, a suburb in Sokoto state capital, an Islamic Cleric,Isa Muhammad Maishanu has advised the state government to demolish the area with a view to ending the menace.
In Sokoto, the perception of people on Raymond Village in Dambuwa area of Dange Shuni local government area is the most vulnerable community and crime hub where drugs, Cultism , prostitution, armed robbery and all sorts of crimes are the exchange currency.
The cleric made the remark while delivering sermon during Friday prayers at Gwiwa Juma’at mosque, yesterday.
He however, noted with concern how the village was turned to an epic centre for all crimes in a short span.
According to him, the ugly development has been a source of concern to residents.
” This shouldn’t be happening in the domain of the historic seat of the caliphate where morals and religious values are upheld sequel to the teachings of revered leaders and Islamic jihadist , Shiekh Usmanu Bn Fodiyo.
Maishanu said ” if strict measures are taken to reverse the situation, Almighty Allah in His wisdom, will shower His blessing on the state. “
While reminding leaders in the state to always conduct leadership with fear of Allah, Maishanu added that they should remember that one day they will returned to Allah and they will account all their deeds in the day of judgement (hereafter).
He urged the state government to immediately convert the ‘demolished’ the popular criminal hideout( Raymoud village) to a vehicle parking space so as to rid the state of crime and criminals.