ABUJA – Christians and Muslims have been urged to continue to unite against the Boko Haram group in order to put an end to their activities.
The Chief Imam of Al-Habibiyyah Islamic Society of Nigeria, Alhaji Fuad Adeyemi, made the call at a news conference in Abuja on Monday.
Adeyemi also urged religious leaders and politicians to desist from politicising the abduction of school girls in Chibok, Borno.
“We are very saddened by the abduction of nearly 300 schoolgirls in Chibok.
“Many of our members have been fasting from that day. We don’t care if the girls are Christians or Muslims, they are Nigerians and most importantly, they are human beings’’, he said.
Adeyemi stressed the need for all Nigerians to rally round the federal government in the bid to rescue the girls.
The Imam called on the Federal Government to continue to explore all meaningful ways to end the insurgency.
Adeyemi said that both Muslims and Christians were always the target of the terrorists, adding that nobody should be deceived by the antics of the terrorists and their cohorts.
He held that the call by some individuals for the removal of Governors of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe, was unconstitutional and retrogressive. (NAN)