Anti-govt sermon: Imam Khalid who criticized President sacked for inciting violence – Buhari’s aide, Onochie

President Muhammadu Buhari’s aide on social media, Lauretta Onochie has claimed that Imam of the Apo Friday Mosque, Sheikh Nuru Khalid was sacked for inciting violence.

It was reported that Sheikh Nuru Khalid was suspended by the Mosque Steering Committee for criticising the government of President Muhammadu Buhari over the recent attacks and killing of innocent Nigerians by terrorists in Kaduna State.

He had in reaction to the recent bombing of the Abuja-Kaduna train said, “They [terrorists] can dispatch information…they can dispatch intelligence information as if they’re government of their own, while our government cannot hear intelligence information and stop the rubbish on our ways.

“We can’t afford it…I say it we can’t afford it! We need something better than this and we deserve that something better than this. We’re going to pray, but we’ll tell you the truth that corruption is everywhere, that is why we are seeing this.”

Writing on her Twitter page, Onochie clarified that the cleric was sacked for his inciting sermon, adding that God is not in politics.

She wrote: “FALSE: Popular Abuja Imam Sheikh Khalid, suspended for criticising Buhari over train attack.

“TRUTH: The Islamic cleric was sacked for inciting sermon on Friday, April 1, 2022.

~Senator Sai’du Dansadau Chairman of the Mosque Steering Committee. #GodIsNotInPolitics.”

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