The Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari and the country’s 36 governors to “act more” against bandits and other criminal elements terrorising Nigeria and talk less.
The Islamic group stated this on Sunday as it felicitated Muslims worldwide on this year’s Eid-el-Kabir celebration.
JNI Secretary-General Khalid Aliyu made the felicitation in a statement he issued in Kaduna.
The statement said the JNI, under the leadership of its President-General, the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Abubakar, has congratulated all Muslim faithful on the occasion of this year’s Eid-el-Adhaa.
“We beseech Allah, the most gracious and the most merciful, to record us in the register of those whom He will accept their respective sacrifices and all forms of worship done in these sacred days.
“Indeed, Allah needs neither the blood of our sacrifices nor the flesh of our respective rams,’’ Mr Aliyu said in the statement.
The secretary-general reminded Nigerian Muslims of Arafah day fasting holding today (July 19).
“We should equally not forget the constant remembrance of Allah, the most high, by glorifying him and thanking him,“ he said.
He called on the Muslim faithful to be vigilant on security matters and be mindful of COVID 19.
He added that the government should sustain the ongoing measures to curtail the security challenge in the country with all the needed military hardware that would overwhelm criminals’ strength.
“We also implore governments across (the) board to swiftly act more and talk less on the hassles,” JNI advised Mr Buhari and the governors.