- A professor of Islamic students in KWASU has said the Obasanjo's comment on Islamisation and fulanisation is shocking
- The Islamic cleric said such statement is unfitting for someone of his status and encourage violence
- Jamiu also said the real reason behind insecurity in the country is the extreme love for material wealth
A professor of Islamic studies at the Kwara state university (KWASU), Sulieman Jamiu, has said that the statement by former President Olusegun Obasanjo on the fulanisation and Islamisation of Nigeria is inciting.
The don who also doubled as the deputy vice chancellor (academics) of KWASU said this in Kwara during the Ramanda lecture organized by the university of Ilorin, The Nation reports.
Professor Jamiu said he was shocked by the statement, considering the fact that it was taken by a former president and the place the statement was made, saying it could encourage violence.
He said though he respected the former president for how he has helped a lot of Nigerians, he did not expect him, a statesman, to make such statement.
The don added that materialism in the country turned herdsmen and others to criminality, adding that there is a strong need by the illiterates in the society to want to keep up with the Jones.
He said: “Let us ask ourselves few questions on why Boko Haram insurgency as one of the security challenges remain up to date insurmountable, despite all measures taken by the Federal Government including military might and strategies?
“The reason being that the government approach to solving national security is of materialistic provision at the expense of spiritualistic care, forgetting the fact that the most difficult phenomenon to deal with is the influence of belief or ideology already sunk into people’s mind.
“Boko Haram devilish teaching did not start in 2009 or originated by Muhammad Yusuf in Maiduguri as expressed by many writers. (Da’wah coordination council of Nigeria 2009); rather it was a reappearance of the supposed suppressed Maitasine syndrome of 1980 in Kano by the Federal Military forces.
“As a matter of fact Muhammad Yusuf’s father was an ardent follower of Maitasine who was killed along with their leader Muhammad Marwa Maitasine."
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He also lamented the fact that the failure to stop the Boko Haram insurgent group may continue for a very long time.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Lauretta Onochie, President Muhammadu Buhari’s aide on social media, on Thursday, May 23, reacted to former Obasanjo’s comment as she responded that "some people have short memories".
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