This is the official blog of the Nigeria-based Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), a human rights organization which promotes, protects and projects the rights of Muslims. This group condemns terrorism and all acts of violence. Its motto is 'Dialogue, Not Violence'
Thursday, May 18, 2017
MURIC CONDEMNS MASSACRE OF ISLAMIC SCHOLAR & FAMILY
19th May, 2017
MURIC CONDEMNS MASSACRE OF ISLAMIC
SCHOLAR & FAMILY
Six Muslims were
butchered yesterday in their home in Atiba area, Odogbolu Local Government,
near Ijebu Ode, Ogun State. The victims were a popular Islamic scholar, Shaykh
Amzat Salaam (a.k.a Alfa Abu), his wife and four children.
The Muslim Rights
Concern (MURIC) strongly condemns this dastardly act.
This killing once again reveals the underbelly of the Nigerian
security agencies. There is over-concentration of security paraphernalia on the
rich and powerful in Nigeria. We call for equitable deployment of security
agents in all the strategic parts of every city in such a way that every
Nigerian can be well protected.
MURIC charges the Ogun
State Police Command to fish out the killers of the Salaam family. We want
justice. Nobody should murder an Islamic scholar, rout his whole family and get
away with it. Ogun police must prove its mettle within days.
Finally, we appeal for calm among the Muslim faithfuls in the
state. We also call for their full cooperation so that the police can freely
conduct its investigation. We urge Islamic scholars all over the country,
particularly in Ogun State, to remain law abiding, to tighten security around
them and to remain vigilant day and night. May Allah have mercy on the victims,
forgive them and grant them Al-Jannah firdaus.
Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC)