Jama’atu Nasril Islam, JNI, has warned Muslim youths and other Northerners against reprisal over the ongoing agitation in Abia State by Biafra group, IPOB.
JNI Secretary General, Dr Khalid Abubakar Aliyu, in Kaduna on Friday called on Juma’at Mosque Imams across the country, particularly in the North to preach peace in their Friday sermon.
Dr Khalid Abubakar Aliyu made the plea at a press briefing with newsmen in Kaduna, urging Southeast leaders to equally call on members of IPOB to stop attacking innocent Nigerians in their region.
Dr Khalid Abubakar also urged security agents to ensure they arrest and bring the perpetrators of the attacks on Muslim Northerners to book.
“Nigerians need to take lessons from crisis happening in other countries of the world. Violence will never be a solution to any crisis. It’s also needless for any Nigerian to feel he is more Nigerian than other Nigerians.
” We must learn to live together in peace and harmony because we are bound by the constitution of this country. JNI urged all juma’at Imams to preach peace in their sermons by calling for peace and to urge people not to retaliate, ” he said.
The JNI also described the attacks on Northerners in Abia state as pathetic, urging government and security agencies to restore peace in the state.
He also urged media practitioners to desist from reporting hate speeches and biased reports capable of inciting people.