Cleric calls for suspension of emergency rule

President Goodluck Jonathan

The cleric says Nigerians have learnt their lesson.

The Chairman Council of Ulama of the Jamatu Izalatil Bid’a Wa Ikkamatis Sunnah, Sani Jingir, has appealed to President Goodluck Jonathan to reverse the state of emergency rule imposed in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states.

The cleric made his position known on Monday in Jos.

“Innocent people living in the states are being subjected to untold hardship and are suffering unnecessary,” he said.

According to Mr. Jingir, soldiers posted to the troubled states have forced residents to remain indoors without any meaningful economic venture toward sustaining their daily living.

“The activities of security men in the affected states have halted their economic and other social activities,” he said.

He appealed to Muslim leaders and followers as well as non Muslims, traditional rulers and politicians to unite for a true nation building.

“Security forces sent to the affected states should note that they are not meant to use their weapons to kill innocent people or to molest them as some of the stories being told by some of those who managed to come out are indicating,” he added.

The Muslim cleric declared that Nigerians have learnt their lessons from the protracted unrest and are willing to live in peace with one another, irrespective of political ethnic, religious differences.


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  • Abdulkadir Usman

    Everything has its time less wait and see what will happen in the coming 10 years

  • Masses of d North.

    With this type of leaders we have in the north who care only for them selves and their immediate family! Both the Emirs and the politicians are birds of the same feathers who fluck together leaving the masses to die in poverty and suffering’s.
    We will continue to undergo all the maltreatment from the southerners for the sins of our elite who sold our dignity for money they have accumulated and they are still not satisfied.
    10 ten years will not be enough except through God intervention.
    My brother let us just keep on praying one day God of all will answer us then they will see who will be victorious. Through belivers of God or Munafikun…

  • Dr Pat KOlawole Awosan

    The purpose president Jonathan claimed to be the reason why he declared state of emergency rule in Borno State,Adamuwa State and Yobe State have been defeated and constritutionally unjustified as Nigerian army and Boko Haram fighters killed 29 innocent people within two days of fighting.
    Boko Haram insurgents have yet to be eliminated by Nigerian soldiers which was the clear aim behind declaration of state of emergency.State of emergency is anti-democratic measure and not a solution to the Boko Haram crisis in NOrthern Nigeria.Complete a misplaced measure of killing the innocent citizenry.

  • umar ardo

    I agree!