The Sultan of Sokoto and President-General Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, on Monday, condemned the current crisis in Southern Kaduna.
In his condemnation Sultan Abubakar described the situation as unjust, heinous and dastardly act of destructions of lives and properties in the area.
The leader of the Nigerian Muslim Ummah, speaking through a statement by NSCIA’ Director of Administration, Ustaz Christian Isa Okonkwo, expressed sadness that as at the last count, over 800 people were reportedly killed while about 57 others had suffered life-threatening injuries.
“The NSCIA denounces these events in its entirety particularly because they run contrary to fundamental Islamic law which ordains human life to be sacred and strongly forbids its unlawful destruction except for a just course,” the statement said.
He urged the Federal and Kaduna State governments to urgently step into the situation and put a stop to the crisis.
“The NSCIA would like the Federal and Kaduna State governments to go a step further by proffering lasting solutions to these recurrent acts of hatefulness and savagery in Southern Kaduna. We also wish to call on the Federal Government to objectively investigate the matter and prosecute whoever that is found guilty irrespective of the person’s tribe, creed and/or social status,” he said.
He urged all Nigerians to continue to promote justice, preach, teach and live in peace with one another, and not to allow themselves be used by forces of evil which may hide behind tribal, political or even religious disguise order to perpetrate evils.