IFE CRISIS: SUPREME COUNCIL TASKS LEADERS ON PEACE

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[Osun]–Nigeria Supreme Council for Shariah has implore both the traditional and political leaders to maintain peace and stability to foster coexistence among the Yorubas and Hausas in Nigeria.

The organization made this known while addressing journalists in Osogbo, Osun-State.

The Vice President of Nigeria Supreme Council for Shariah, Sheikh AbdurRasheed Adiyatullahi in his speech said the organization is deeply sad on the crisis that rocked Ile-Ife on Wednesday 8th of March 2017.

He said ” We meant to state clearly to our Northern brothers that they are safe in any part of Yoruba land and we are calling on the security agents to increase their efforts in providing adequate security for minority groups living within majorities in cities across the country.

“We the Yorubas do not hate Hausas on account of Book Haram challenges as the government is not relenting in her efforts to return peace to the affected places.

“Yoruba people are friends to all ethnic groups in the country and we charge all to continue strengthening the love and peace relationship”.

The group also implore any group who is aggrieved to report any conflict to appropriate quarters.

Another member of the group, Imam AbdulRasheed Moyaleke said if the ethnic group did not live in harmony it will tell greatly on Nigeria’s economy and many of the food commodities that is being gotten from the Hausa people.

While attending to questions from journalists the vice president of the group said “the group has sent letters to northern part of the country telling them that nobody has sent anybody to attack the Hausas”

“Also, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi has tried his best towards uniting and spreading out peace messages since he came on throne and we commend him and charge him to do more”.

He now charged National Emergency Management Agency(NEMA), charitable and good-hearted Nigerian to provide relief materials to the victims of the crisis




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