From ABDULGAFAR ALABELEWE, Kaduna
Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI), the apex Islamic body in the northern part of the country, has condemned the killings of 43 students of Federal Polytechnic Mubi, Adamawa State University and University of Maiduguri, Borno State. It said these killing were aimed at destroying the future of Nigeria.
In a statement signed by its Secretary General, Dr. Khalid Abubakar Aliyu, for JNI President-General and Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, the JNI urged government to dig deep into the roots of the massacre and bring the culprits to book.
The statement said: “Jolted by the senseless massacre of students of three higher institutions: the Federal Polytechnic, Mubi; Adamawa State University and the University of Maiduguri, Borno State, the Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI), under the leadership of His Eminence, the Sultan of Sokoto and President-General, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, wishes to express strong condemnation of such a barbaric act, urging the government to quickly dig deep into the roots of the perpetration and bring the culprits to book.
“We believe that the aim of the perpetrators of such a dastardly act is to kill the future of Nigeria by killing the young men and women that represent the country’s future. It is rather unfortunate that we have to condole with the families of the victims of that massacre once again after many of similar satanic acts in recent times.
”Thus, while commiserating with all concerned people and quarters, we call on all the three tiers of government in the country to further beef up security with the cooperation of the local people, with a view to preventing a reoccurrence of such unfortunate incident in future.”
JNI however, urged parents in the country to pay more attention to the moral and ideological orientation of their wards, especially those in the tertiary Institutions, with a view to guiding them towards the right path now and in future.