…Wants culprits punished
From Mustapha Saye, Kaduna
The Jama’atul Nasir Islam (JNI) has received with utmost shock the reported assassination of Sheikh Muhammad Goni Aisami and theft of his car.
A statement issued, signed and made available to The Triumph in Kaduna by the Secretary General of JNI, Dr. Khalid Abubakar Aliyu, said the Sheikh’s murder was dastardly, reprehensible and stands condemned given the kind hearted nature of the Sheikh, who in his own volition offered the assailants a ride in the same car.
JNI said: “Surprisingly, both John Gabriel and Adamu Gideon resolved to rob him of his car yet the Muslim Ummah did not in any way declare that it was an attack by Christian terrorists in military garb, indubitably.”
It adding that: “If this had happened to a Christian clergy, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and its cronies would have been on top of their voices that Muslim terrorists have killed a Pastor or Reverend and the media would also have been awashed with such information.”
Dr. Aliyu said: “Sometimes in 2018 Maj. Gen. Idris M. Alkali was brutally killed by the Birom ethnic group of Du Community (a predominantly Christian suburb) in Plateau State and his remains thrown into a pond, yet nothing was reportedly done as punishment against the perpetrators.”
He explained that same with the Rukuba Road carnage which resulted in the massacre of about 22 innocent, defenceless Muslims returning from Bauchi State on their way to Ikare, Ondo State enroute Jos, in addition to series of such brutalities and impunities against innocent Muslims.
“Yet, the Nigerian Muslims have repeatedly remained patient, despite series of lies, hate campaigns and even outright provocations,” the JNI Secretary General said in the statement.
“But for how long shall this continue? Why the clandestine reportage by some section of the media against the Nigerian Muslims?” He queried.
The JNI said the gruesome killing of Sheikh Aisami clearly demonstrated that crime has permeated all fabric of the Nigerian society and to some extent even security agencies.
It called on the Federal Government and the leadership of the Nigerian Army to as a matter of fairness and justice, hasten the prosecution of the culprits responsible for Sheikh Aisami’s death and execute the judgement.
“The judgement must not only be done but should be seen as done. Same should apply to all similar cases in the country.
“Perhaps, it may serve as a deterrent against many bad eggs within the system.
“These repeated tragedies should not be swept under carpet; as we have a firm conviction that these unwarranted killings are usually well thought-out.
“As we have always said, no life, we repeat no life is worth taken except as stipulated by law,” the JNI scribe said in the statement.