20180106

Religious Leaders Raise Alarm Over Incessant Killings

Scores of religious leaders in Ondo state on Friday condemned the incessant killings in Nigeria particularly the recent ones during of the new year in Rivers, Kwara, Benue and Kaduna States where worshippers, a monarch and farmers were killed mercilessly.

The Chief Imam of Ikareland and Patron, League of Imams and Alfas in the State, Sheik Abbas Abubakar described the killing of an innocent person as grievous sin before Allah.

He urged people to shun such ungodly acts.

The cleric wondered why people coming from places of worship must be their targets.

Also, an Anglican Priest, Canon Isaac Awowole from Ikaram Akoko called for more security in places of worship while perpetrators caught must be properly prosecuted.

A Muslim leader and the National Organising Secretary, Ansar Ud Deen Society of Nigeria, Ibrahim Kilani (AUD) described such killings as barbaric which could discourage foreign investors.

Kilani noted that investment in oil, gas, solid mineral and telecommunications are very attractive to be tapped by foreigners.

The religious leaders urged Buhari to back up his words with actions so as to give the country good image in the comity of nations.

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