The Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) have lamented the worsening security situation in the country, calling on the Federal and state governments to protect Nigerians by securing their domain.
The organisation, in a statement by its Deputy Secretary-General, Professor Salihu Shehu, also appealed to citizens to assist law enforcement agencies in fighting crime.
The NSCIA, which enjoined Muslims to intensify prayers for the nation’s wellbeing, said in the statement: “The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) under the leadership of its President-General and Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Alh. Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, is deeply saddened and very concerned about the heightened degree of insecurity in the country and the attendant fatalities, tensions, fear and confusion being foisted upon the citizenry.
“The Council, therefore, again calls on the governments at all levels to redouble their efforts in protecting the lives and properties of the citizens. We also urge the citizens to be vigilant and conscious of their neighbourhood and discharge their civic responsibilities of assisting the law enforcement agencies.
“The Council also enjoins the Muslim Ummah to utilise the opportunity of the last ten days of Ramadan to intensify prayers for the nation’s comprehensive peace and security.”