Ramadan: Mumuni congratulates Muslims, calls government to protect Nigerians

A renowned security expert, Ambassador Nurain Mumuni, has felicitated with President Muhammadu Buhari, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Saad Abubakar, all Muslims faithful and all Nigerians on the commencement of the year’s Ramadan fast.

In a statement signed by his media aide, Rasheed Abubakar, Mumuni also called on President Muhammadu Buhari to intensify effort towards securing lives and properties of Nigerians, and especially places of worship during the month of Ramadan and beyond.

 “Ramadan is yet another opportunity for Mr President to remember and reapply himself to his commitment towards his promises to Nigerians on security in the Next Level, and intensify his efforts; military, strategic and spiritual, to ensure that he delivers the peace, calm, security and protection all Nigerians require of him,” Mumuni said.

Spate of insecurity

A Chartered Conciliator, Mediator and Counterterrorism expert explained that if all Nigerians adhere to the teachings of the Holy Books, the Qur’an and the Bible to be precise, on unity, tolerance and diversity, the insecurity and killings that dominates the global landscape would be a thing of the past.

According to him “It is particularly sad that Ramadan dawned on us all at a time Nigeria, and indeed the world at large, is grappling with the burden of insecurity. Attacks in Zamfara, Kaduna, Katsina, by Boko Haram irredentists, armed bandits and kidnappers have become rife, while on the global scene, the Sri Lanka bombings, the New Zealand mosque attacks, and the repeated attacks on churches, mosques, synagogues and schools in the U.S. immediately come to mind.”

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 Hate speech

Mumuni, who is the author of globally acclaimed books on security, further enjoined Islamic scholars to be mindful of their utterances, avoid hate speech and preach love in their sermons during Ramadan.

While freedom of speech is largely the norm in Nigeria, Ramadan preachers, according to Mumuni must remain sensitive to current happenings and ensure the security of their mosques and lecture venues at all times.

The former Lagos gubernatorial candidate under CPC also decried the high level of involvement in jungle justice in the Country as he stressed that such act is forbidden according to Islamic teachings.

He said suspects, when apprehended must be handed over to the law enforcement agents so that justice would run its course.

He adds that Nigerians should be personally and collectively responsible for security reiterating the need for Muslim faithful to taking laws into their hands.

Lateefah Ibrahim

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