JNI condemns Kano bombing, shootings

Sultan Sa'ad Abubakar

The Islamic group called on all Muslims to pray for peace in Nigeria.

The leadership of the Jama’atu Nasril Islam, JNI, the umbrella body of Islamic organisations in Northern Nigeria, condemned Monday’s suicide attack at a motor park in Kano.

The Islamic organisation also condemned the killing of a female police officer and her son by unknown gunmen in Kano.

In a statement signed by JNI’s Secretary General, Khalid Aliyu, the organization, led by the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, said the “new trend of bombing at a Motor Park, and the killings that ensued, on innocent people that gather to travel to various destinations, at New Road, Sabon-Gari, Kano, Kano State on Monday, 18th March, 2013 is disturbing and alarming”.

The organisation called for concerted efforts by government at all levels in order to put a stop to attacks in the state. The Islamic group asked Kano residents to be calm and restrained.

The group said the attack on the motor park might be a “design to set the entire North on crises and by extension, the whole Country, starting with Kano, after witnessing relative peace in the region”.

The organisation asked all Muslims to pray for peace in Nigeria.


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