Boko Haram Attacks Designed To Ignite Religious War in Nigeria

Dr. Is-haq Akintola Dr. Is-haq Akintola

Dec 29, 2011 – Boko Haram Attacks Designed To Ignite Religious War in Nigeria

Top 3 Islamic organisation namely; Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), The Companion and Muslim Public Affairs Centre (MPAC), yesterday said the bombings were designed to ignate religions war.

MURIC Director Dr Is-haq Akintola urged Christians and Muslims to continue to forge greater unity for the progress of the country.

Akintola said: “We must not succumb to the pressure of advocatus diaboli in our midst. We urge the leaders of the two main religions in the country to publicly address their supporters and organise joint rallies and programmes. Religious organisations should sensitise their members on the need for religious tolerance and peaceful coexistence via public lectures, seminars and symposia. We warn Muslim youths against joining the rampaging sect. Security agents must take urgent proactive steps to protect minority religious and ethnic groups in various parts of the country against reprisal attacks.”

MURIC, he said, is shocked and petrified by this development.

National Amir (President), The Companion, a group of Muslim men in business and professionals, Alhaji Ahmed ‘Tunde Popoola, described the massacre of innocent Nigerians as criminal, wicked and totally unacceptable to Islamic injunctions.

The indiscriminate and reckless bombing of innocent Nigerians, who were peacefully engaged in acts of worship, MPAC Director of Media and Communications, Disu Kamor said, has unmasked the criminal nature and motive of the evil perpetrators.

Kamor said: “We add our voices to those around the world who, horrified by yet another attack, continue to search for answers.”(the nation)