- The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) urges for calm among Muslim youths over the death of top Iranian military commander, Qassem Soleimani, in Iraq
- Ibrahim Aselemi, the spokesperson for NSCIA, appeals to the youth not to allow their emotions to becloud their judgment
- Aselemi says the issue between the US and Iran can only be resolved through diplomatic dialogue
The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) on Monday, January 6, appealed to Muslim youths in the country for exercise restraint over the death of top Iranian military commander, Qassem Soleimani, in Iraq.
In a statement issued in Abuja by the head of media for the council, Ibrahim Aselemi, the body appealed to the youth not to allow their emotions to becloud their judgment to ensure peace at all times.
NSCIA said the issue between the US and Iran can only be resolved through diplomatic dialogue.
“The attention of NSCIA has been drawn to a planned peaceful protest by some Muslim youths in the country to vent their anger over the killing of Iranian top military commander, Gen Qasem Soleimani in Iraq.
Although protests are an integral part of civil democracy all over the world, NSCIA believes that the timing is wrong,” the council said.
Legit.ng notes that the NSCIA's call to the youths came the same day members of the proscribed Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), popularly known as Shi’ites, on Monday, January 6 led a procession against the United States government over the killing of Soleimani.
The Shi’ites burned American flags at a central area of Nigeria's Federal Capital Territory, Abuja and chanted hate songs and slogans as they marched the streets.
Soleimani was killed by a US military airstrike in Baghdad. The development has generated tensions between Washington and Tehran and in other parts of the world.
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Meanwhile, a report by Daily Mail indicated that an $80million bounty has been placed on the US president, Donald Trump's head in Iran over the assassination of its general, Qasem Soleimani.
Legit.ng gathered that Iran also threatened that it would attack the White House in response to the president's warning that any strike on American interests in the region could bring massive retaliation.
According to the report, an organiser for a funeral procession for General Qassem Soleimani called on all Iranians to donate $1 each "in order to gather an $80million bounty on President Trump's head".
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