- The opinion that the menace of insecurity and criminalities in Nigeria are tests from God as put forward by Sheik Abdulwaheed Sulaiman has been decried
- Senator Shehu Sani has on his Twitter page replied the imam and condemned his position
- Sani said that kidnappings and banditry in the country are results of the failure of past and present leadership
Senator Shehu Sani has replied the state house chief Imam in Aso Rock, Sheik Abdulwaheed Sulaiman, who on Wednesday, May 8, said that banditry and kidnappings in the country are tests from God.
On his official Twitter page, Senator Sani decried Sulaiman's stance, adding that the current insecurity in Nigeria is the result of the failure of past and present leadership.
The outspoken senator further said that the imam's statement is in keeping with the tradition of state clergies who, according to him, preach to the poor with flames and speak to the high and mighty in society softly.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported that the rampant cases of criminalities, killings and kidnappings in the country was referred to by Sulaiman as test from God.
Sulaiman said that in order to avert the ugly trend, Nigerians should repent from their sins and pray to God.
Reporting the imam's speech, Garba Shehu, special adviser to the President Muhammadu Buhari, said that Sulaiman “gave thanks to Almighty Allah for allowing the general election to take place peacefully throughout the country.
“He called for repentance and prayers to avert the current security challenges confronting the nation. He said the security incidents are a test from God.”
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