Shari’ah council hits FG over insecurity, killings

Shari’ah council hits FG over insecurity, killings

- The Supreme Council of Shari'ah in Nigeria (SCSN) has criticised the government over his manner of handling insecurity

- The council also called on the government to change its tactics in dealint with security challenges in the country

- SCSN added that the present strategy of the government is not just adequate enough, pointing out the need to make security chiefs accountable

The Supreme Council of Shari’ah in Nigeria (SCSN) has condemned the federal government over the way it is poorly dealing with insecurity across the nation.

The SCSN secretary general, Nafiu Baba Ahmad, in a statement after the council’s Ramadan meeting, called on the government to change approach in how it deals with security challenges, The Nation reports.

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The statement was read to journalists by the council’s president, Dr Ibrahim Datti Ahmad, which said that the government’s strategy at dealing with insecurity “is grossly inadequate”.

The council also called on the government to review its plans and live up to its responsibilities even as it holds security chiefs accountable for all their actions and inactions.

The communiqué read in part: “That the security situation in the country has reached an alarming state, in addition to the north eastern States and now States like Zamfara, Kaduna, Katsina, Taraba and Benue, where cases of kidnapping, banditry, and Boko Haram are unleashing terror with impunity.

“The efforts in tackling the situation are grossly inadequate. The council is accordingly calling on the government to braze up to its basic responsibility by reviewing its current Security strategy and holding the security chiefs accountable for their actions and inactions.

“The government is therefore called upon to engage the Fulani leadership, listen to their complaints and pay them compensation over their losses of lives and herds of cattle.”

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Recall that Legit.ng earlier reported that Samson Ayokunle, the president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), said the country is ready for states to have their own police.

The CAN president, during his visit to Taraba Internal Displaced Person (IDP) camp in Taraba, said that having state polices would ensure there is adequate protection of lives and property across the nation.

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