Ulama Sue Politicians To Eschew Peace, Violence 

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Yakubu Busari

The Plateau State Council of Ualama has called on politician to eschew violence and embrace the sincere political will towards lasting solution to the resurgence of killings in the State and Nigeria generally.


The council Chairman, Sheikh Sani Yahaya Jingir, in a press statement, also called for restraint and cautioned against religionizing the entire issue.


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In the statement signed by the Council Assistant Secretary, Hon. Ahmad Ashiru, it said the attacks and counter attacks that led to the wanton killings and destruction of properties of innocent people is highly; “condemnable and inhuman.”


“The Council is saddened by the resurgence of violence in the State, at a time when the people were enjoying the restoration of relative peace, building confidence and trust among themselves,” it said.


“The act is condemnable and absolutely inhuman, for people to be killing innocent people even those on transit,” it added.


The Coumcil of Ulama called for restraint, while also cautioning against, “religionizing the killings, in order not to sets adherents into religious conflicts.”


“We appealed to the entire people of the State to calm nerves, exercise restraint and continue to have faith in Allah, subjects selves to fervent supplications onto Him, so that the problems shall be overcome,” it read in part.


It said politicians should have the sincere political will to see to the end of the problem, admonishing them to stop politicizing the issues.


The council commiserated with the Government and People of the State, and prayed Allah to console the families of those who lost their lives, sustained the injuries speedy recuperation.

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