THE Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) has, again, described as cruel, the brutal and gruesome killings of Dr Musa Muhammad Dambam, Medical Director, Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Azare and the district head of Yame, all in Bauchi State, on Sunday.
The Muslim body condemned the acts in the strongest terms, describing them as ungodly, heinous and utterly reprehensible.
JNI, according to a statement signed by its secretary general, Dr Khalid Abubakar, also received with shock the attacks on innocent persons at Bama and Damboa local government areas of Borno State on Saturday night, which resulted in loss of many lives.
However, the body called for calm and restraint, adding that whatever was the motive of those behind the crimes would not see the light of the day.
“JNI and the Sultan of Sokoto lament this sorry state of affairs in the strongest terms, for the nation seems to be gradually sliding into lawlessness, leading to quantum losses of lives on frequent basis, especially in Borno State, despite many said efforts to nip the situation in the bud.
“JNI uses this medium to advise the security agencies in Borno State to supplement firmness with measures that is sufficiently seen to be just and humane to earn the people’s trust, support and cooperation to enable to overcome criminal elements, causing nightmares on innocent citizenries.
“These repeated acts call for concerted introspection, as they again point to the fact that there is the urgent need for proactive and effective ways to addressing these precarious security upheavals, as being witnessed in the country.
“JNI sends its condolences to the government and good people of Borno and Bauchi states, as well as to the Shehu of Borno and Bama, over the unfortunate recurring attacks in Bama, Damboa, and Maiduguri, all in Borno State.
“We also commiserate with the families of the victims of those callous attacks and condole with the parents and guardians who lost their wards in the misfortune.
“We pray the Almighty Allah, the Most High, to grant all the deceased forgiveness and mercy, while those that sustained injuries quick recovery,” the statement read.
The Muslim body also called on the faithful not to be oblivious of the significance of supplications, as it also asked that fervent prayers be made for the restoration of peace, development and security in the country.
Category: Bauchi State News