The Supreme Council for Shari’ah in Nigeria has condemned the widespread violence that followed the #EndSARs Protests in Nigeria.
In a statement on Thursday, Nafi’u Baba-Ahmad, the Secretary General, said that noted that some Christian leaders made inciting utterances instead of cautioning their followers.
The statement said what is required is a complete overhaul of the Nigerian security architecture.
“It is unfortunate and disheartening that some individuals, including notable Christian clerics, rather than cautioning their followers and help contain the escalating violence, they instead aggravated it through their unguarded utterances. We strongly believe that those utterances, sometimes from the pulpit, helped in turning what was presented as a patriotic undertaking into a religious and regional conflict as we are witnessing now,”
“While we always preach and counsel our congregation on the importance of living in harmony, the Council wants to state categorically that we will no longer fold our arms to watch others taking monopoly of violence by attacking innocent citizens around the country,” he added.”
“To the international community, we urge for restraint, impartiality and commitment to truth and fairness in taking positions on issues affecting Nigeria. We are deeply concerned about the one-sided positions often taken by Nigerian allies, such as the UK, US, Canada etc, without recourse to verifiable evidence”, he said.
Ahmad condole with the families of deceased police officers and all other victims who lost their lives.
The body’s scribe charged the government to take decisive steps to ensure cessation of atrocities and prosecution of perpetrators.