- Nigerian Muslim youths have been urged to stay away from a new protest
- The warning was given by MURIC while reacting to the recently held EndSARS demonstration
- MURIC said the EndSARS protest was sponsored by people whose "source of income lacks credibility"
The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has advised Nigerian Muslims to avoid joining any new protest against the government's institutions.
The admonition was issued in a statement on Monday, November 9, by Professor Ishaq Akintola, the group director.
MURIC said the country is still healing from the last EndSARS protest in which many government and private properties were destroyed by hoodlums.
While asserting the protest was supported by people who lack integrity, the controversial organisation described as "very bitter" the EndSARS demonstration, saying "it pushed the country to the edge of the precipice."
MURIC noted that protests are legitimate, provided they are peaceful. But it, however, submitted that EndSARS demonstration was hijacked by disgruntled politicians, religious bigots and ethnic jingoists.
The group also raised an eyebrow at the destruction of properties during the protest saying it was "too massive, enough to cause goose pimples."
“There is undisputable evidence showing that funds for the protest were provided by people who lack integrity and whose sources of income lack credibility.
“Hoodlums have been allowed to destroy facilities that coming generations should enjoy. Only the apostles of Shaytan (Satan) will be happy at the sight of more than 150 new luxurious buses and other assets of the Lagos State government burnt by hoodlums during the last protest.
"These are people who have been engaging in criminal activities. They have been playing hide and seek with the police and their topmost wish has always been to get rid of all signs of law enforcement agents. Unfortunately innocent but gullible Nigerians played into their hands and became weapons of mass destruction."
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that MURIC denied link with Islamic State for West Africa Province (ISWAP), an insurgent organisation in West Africa.
The group, in a statement on Tuesday, August 11, also denied collecting $200,000 from the terrorist group to "recruit young Fulani men living in the southwest" as claimed by San Louis Keita, former intelligence chief in Mali.
Speaking on the allegation, the group described the reports as a wicked concoction and a lie from the pit of hell.
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