- MURIC has condemned the abduction of nine children in Kano
- The children were reportedly taken to Anambra where they were renamed, converted to Christianity and sold as slaves
- MURIC's director, Ishaq Akintola, called on the police to esnure that the culprits face the full wrath of the law
The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has condemned the abduction of nine children who were kidnapped in Kano and taken to Anambra.
Prof. Ishaq Akintola, the director of MURIC, called on the police to prosecute the suspected kidnappers who also allegedly renamed and converted the children to Christianity.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that Akintola made the statement on Monday, October 14.
He also advised parents to be security-conscious and cautioned Muslims not to allow the incident to cause religious animosity between them and their Christian neighbours.
While Akintola condemned the incident, he explained that not all Christians were involved in criminal behaviour.
“We, therefore, appeal to Muslims throughout the federation to dispassionately separate the wheat from the chaff.
“This Kano 9 incident should not be allowed to generate animosity between them and their Christian neighbours.
“Nonetheless, Muslim parents should be security conscious, particularly around their children," he said.
The nine children were reportedly rescued by the police on Friday, October 11, from Anambra where they were taken and allegedly sold as slaves.
MURIC also urged Islamic knowledge teachers and schools to always always be security-conscious and introduce security education tips in their studies.
He said one Sagir Mohammed Bako alerted the police to the mysterious disappearance of children from the neighbourhood.
The ringleader, Paul Onwe and his wife, Mercy, were reportedly arrested while taking one of their victims, Haruna Sagir Bako, to Onisha.
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