Islamic Body Advocates Arrest, Prosecution Of Hate Preachers

By Steve Oni, Ilorin
An Islamic organisation, under the aegis of Tijaniyyah Movement, has urged security agencies in the country to arrest and prosecute anyone preaching hate doctrine, blaming the activities of Boko Haram insurgents on extremist Muslim preachers.
The Chairman, Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the 31st Mawlid Anniversary of Sheik Ibrahim Niass taking place in Ilorin, Kwara state between 26th and 28th of this month, Alhaji AbdulRafiu Ayinla made the call on Monday while addressing journalists in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital. He stressed the need for harmonious and peaceful coexistence and tolerance among the different religious groups, particularly Christianity and Islam in order to enhance socio-economic development in the country.
Represented by Dr. Awwal Baba Taofeek, Ayinla said that President Muhammad Buhari, Senate President Bukola Saraki and Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed, among other dignitaries, are expected at the occasion, while the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari would be the royal father of the day.
He said: “The essence of the celebration is to further cement the existing mutual relationship of the adherents of Sheikh Ibrahim Niass all over the world, to commemorate and immortalise the legacies and teachings of the Sheikh and to pray for peaceful co-existence of the entire nation.
“We urge all participating states to remain calm and resolute to the fact maximum security has been provided to ensure that the
event record remarkable success.”


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