Ramadan: Muslim group condemns Boko Haram attack on Churches

The missing Chibok schoolgirls held captive by Boko Haram

The Muslim group says the Nigerian Government should negotiate with the Boko Haram.

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An Islamic organisation, the Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has condemned Sunday’s attacks on Churches in three villages near Chibok, Borno State, by suspected members of the Boko Haram sect.

Over 200 school girls were abducted from their school in GSS Chibok on April 14 by Boko Haram members who still have them in their custody.

MURIC in a statement on Tuesday said the attack of Sunday coming on the second day of the Ramadan fasting, is an infringement on the rules of Ramadan which requires Muslims to pursue a robust spiritual programme involving supplications, glorification of Allah and enlightenment during the holy month.

“Here lies further proof that Boko Haram is Haram. For whereas Islam teaches the halting of hostilities in Ramadan, Boko Haram chooses the same Ramadan to kill with reckless abandon; while Islam teaches the pursuance of education by both sexes from childhood to old age, Boko Haram forbids education for the girl-child; while Islam teaches peaceful coexistence, Boko Haram pursues a barbaric agenda of killing and maiming,” MURIC said in statement.

MURIC charged the Nigerian authorities to demonstrate commitment to the war against insurgents.

“We expect Nigerian soldiers to have studied the tactics adopted by the insurgents by now and to have evolved ways and means of truncating their gimmicks,” MURIC said.

Negotiate with them

MURIC, however, advised that the Nigerian government starts considering a round-table discussion with the insurgents.

“This is a group that cannot build but it is capable of destroying. Wise counsel dictates that the Federal Government must stoop to conquer.

“Too many lives are lost on daily basis. The authorities should find ways of placating Boko Haram soonest in order to bring peace to the North East.

“There are currently offers on ground for this initiative. Former President Olusegun Obasanjo recently revealed that he was in contact with the insurgents but FG’s reaction to his offer was cold.

“A lawyer who is allegedly close to the group, Hajiya Aisha Wakil, reported last week that Boko Haram was seeking amnesty and that the group was ready to swap the 219 girls with 70 Boko Haram detainees. We are yet to hear any reaction from FG,” MURIC said.

It said the ball is in Mr. Jonathan’s court.

“We charge the president to be more proactive in these matters. Nigerians are waiting to hear his response to the offers on ground. It is escapist to claim that Obasanjo knows how to see the president.

“There are things FG can facilitate in such circumstances. Nigerians are not fools. We are very eager to see peace returning to the North East, the president’s North East, because the whole country is Mr. President’s constituency. Fire in the North East is therefore fire on the president’s roof,” it said.


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  • long

    Islam does not teach the peaceful coexistence of Muslims n Christians because, prior to the emergence of boko haram, Muslims have always persecuted Christians, calling them infidels and as thus killing whenever possible. Boko haram is just a group that has expedited the killing, moresover, all the countries of the world that have got a larger number of Muslims to Christians are either facing a civil war or have broken up. Islam teaches violence coz the average Muslim-hausa is bloodthirsty. No sentiments I’m only being objective.

    • True son of the soil

      Be sentimental the chicken would soon come home to roast

    • redeem

      B-O-M-B-S-H-E-L-L!!!
      Boko Haram Bombing Of Yoruba Heartland.
      by Femi Fani-Kayode, Abuja.

      **The yoruba cannot be bombed into submission to support their political party, the APC.

      The Haramites detonated two bombs in the very heart of yorubaland yesterday, my hometown, Ile-Ife. No lives were lost but a lot of damage was done. About two weeks ago they detonated a car bomb in the Apapa district of Lagos, the commercial capital of the south-west and indeed Nigeria. Four people were killed.

      I will say this only once: if the Haramites and their political allies and associates continue to bomb and kill our people in the south-west in an attempt to intimidate us into supporting their political party, their insidious agenda and their evil cause it will have far-reaching and devastating consequences for them.

      The yoruba cannot be bombed into submission and neither can one inch of the south-west ever be turned into an islamic fundamentalist state. To those that have ears, let them hear–now oooh

      • chakmoh

        Please tell that to the Governor of “The state of Osun”.Subconsciously or consciously,he’s gradually but methodically leading that state into an Islamic entity.He should be warned!

  • BlackieUmukoro

    MURIC should sharaap. Your comments and partisan appeals are pure boko haramic in nature. Stop the deceit, you are one with the insurgents in this game. OBJ’s claim has since been debunked by the FG, so I wonder why you haramically mentioned it again. Swap innocent girls for serial killers is haram, and you know it. Don’t demonise our military, enough of the haramic blame game. Face your ramadan if you can