The Supreme Council for Shari’a in Nigeria (SCSN) has described the insecurity situation in the country as very alarming.
In a communiqué signed by its Secretary General, Nafiu Baba Ahmad and issued yesterday at the end the council’s Ramadan meeting in Kaduna, the group urged the Federal Government to review its security strategy.
It called on Muslim in the country as well as Imams of Jumma’ah mosques to commence (Qunut) special prayers for peace and improvement of security situation in the country.
The communiqué reads: “The security situation has reached an alarming stage in addition to the north eastern states.
“Now states like, Zamfara, Kaduna, Katsina, Taraba and Benue were also faced with various security challenges ranging from Banditry and kidnapping amongst many.
“The council further advises the Federal Government to engage Fulani leadership, listen to their complains and pay compensation over loses of lives and cattle.
“The council further expresses concern over the marginalization of Muslims in armed forces and law enforcement agencies while calling on government to urgently address the situation.
“The recent political antecedent in democratic land scape of the country has taught us that as majority henceforth, the Umma demands the implementation of democracy in its totality since democracy is a game of number.”
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