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'
Saturday, May 13, 2017
MURIC CALLS FOR TRUCE IN KANO IMBROGLIO
14th May, 2017
MURIC CALLS FOR TRUCE IN KANO
Rights Concern (MURIC) has called for truce in the crisis engulfing Kano Emirate.
It will be recalled that the Kano State House of Assembly
is currently investigating allegations made against the Emir of Kano, Alhaji
Sanusi Lamido Sanusi. The lawmakers have also reportedly invited the Emir to
appear before it. In addition, the Kano State anti-graft agency is also alleged
to be investigating the Emir.
MURIC in a statement issued in Kano on Sunday appealed to
the State Governor, Alhaji Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, the state’s lawmakers and
Islamic scholars in the state to find an in-house solution to the crisis in the
interest of peace, law and order.
The human rights organization acknowledged Kano city as the
economic hub of the North whose growth should be promoted at all times. The
body also reminds all stakeholders of the outstanding contributions of the Emir
to the introduction of the Islamic banking system in Nigeria, his immense
exposure to the Shari’ah legal system and his passion for the advancement of
on Emir Sanusi to always carry along Kano State authorities, members of the
state’s House of Assembly and Islamic scholars in the state in his
The human rights body appealed for cohesion among Northern leaders
and charged them to utilize the various mechanisms available in the region to
resolve issues without externalizing them. It observed that every little
incident in the North has far-reaching impact on Islamdom in Nigeria.
Professor Ishaq Akintola,
Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC)