Governor Babangida Aliyu of Niger on Sunday called on the Federal Government to release its White Paper on the various bomb blasts in the country.
Mr. Aliyu said this when a delegation of Tijjaniyya Islamic organisation paid him a courtesy visit at the Government House, Minna. He said this would enable the government identify persons connected with the attacks and punished accordingly.
He said that the release of the white paper would enable Nigerians to know those responsible for the attacks.
He said that available records show that some groups are cashing in on the act committed by the Boko Haram sect for their own selfish interests.
“I know that some groups are carrying out some bombings, including the original Boko Haram group and some thieves are masquerading as Boko Haram and the other groups,” Governor Aliyu said.
He said that the act of bombing is giving Islam a bad name adding that there is a need for the government to make its findings public.
Mr. Aliyu said that Islam is a religion of peace and that its adherents are expected to work toward ensuring that peace and stability reigns in the country.
He commended the members of the Tijjaniyya group for coming out for the annual international Maulud celebration in honour of their late spiritual leader, late Shiekh Ibrahim Inyass, in spite of the security challenges in the country.
He said that they should also give thanks to God for allowing over two million faithfuls to gather in Minna and depart without any incident.
“Allah has shown what He can do that no human being can do, therefore, we must express our gratitude to Him,” he said.
Dahiru Bauchi, who led the group, thanked the governor for the successful hosting of the Maulud, while expressing the group’s appreciation to the host communities for their hospitality.