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'
Sunday, December 24, 2017
PRESS RELEASE: MURIC CONDEMNS KILLINGS DURING CHRISTMAS CAROL
MURIC CONDEMNS KILLINGS DURING CHRISTMAS CAROL
A lone shooter allegedly killed four
people and injured eight others in an attack on Friday night around the Nindem
village axis in Godogodo district, Jemaa Local Government Area of Kaduna State,
according to military spokesman for Operation Safe Haven, Colonel I. K.
Ekpeyong. The incident happened as the residents were holding a carol at the
community square at about 9 pm.
The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) condemns this killing.
It is gruesome, barbaric and ungodly.
Nothing in the divine scriptures teaches the shedding of
human blood. In particular, people who are in devotion deserve special respect
no matter the venue chosen for such religious exercise.
We charge the security agencies to rise to the occasion
and bring the endless bloodbath in Kaduna State to an end.
In the meantime MURIC seizes the opportunity of the
yuletide to wish Nigerian Christians a Merry Christmas. It is our fervent wish
that the relationship between us and our Christian neighbours continues to
improve. We all need peace to go about our individual businesses. We therefore
extend a hand of friendship to our neighbours.
In our concluding remarks, we urge all citizens to pray
for Nigeria’s unity, political stability and economic buoyancy. We must also
pray for enduring peace and work consciously towards achieving it.
Professor Ishaq Akintola,
Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC)