Kano Mosque Blasts: Civil society urges Muslims to be vigilant

FILE PHOTO: Scene of the explosion at the Kano Central Mosque in November 2014

In view of last Friday’s multiple bombing of Kano Central Mosque that killed hundreds of worshippers, Independent Hajj Reporters, a civil society organisation has called on Muslims all over the country to be vigilant with a view to avert future reoccurrence.

This was contained in a statement signed yesterday by its national coordinator, Ibrahim Muhammed, and Publicity Secretary, Abubakar Mahmoud.

“As the enemies of Islam and humanity resume their murderous killings in the sacred places of worship; we implore all Muslims to henceforth be vigilant and be ready to confront those who hide under the veil of Boko Haram franchise to perpetuate their evil act of killing innocent Nigerians in order to destabilize the North,” the statement said.

The group called on the Federal Government to go beyond the usual ‘ordering of full scale investigation’ and safeguard the lives of Nigerians – “a primary responsibility of government which they swore to an oath to undertake.”

“Apart from the turning of the entire North-East into an open graves, we are constrained to ask whether the killing of the three children of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky and 32 others during pro-Palestinian procession in Zaria; the attempt on the life of Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi; the narrow escape of General Muhammadu Buhari; the bombing of Ashura procession in Potiskum, and the massacre of hundreds of Muslims right inside the Kano central mosque last Friday are mere coincidences or a well-designed plot to set the North on fire?,” the civil society said.

The group said it was tired of “rituals of condemnation and hollow assurance of trying every possible best to bring to an end the killing of our brothers and sisters in the North.”

“Those who are behind these merciless slaughters of human beings should realize there is always a day of reckoning; a day when they would be called to account for their deeds either in this life or hereafter,” the group said.

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