Insecurity: Islamic cleric laments bandit attacks
A Sunni Islamic cleric, Sheikh Nuru Khalid, has lambasted President Muhammadu Buhari over the activities of bandits in the country saying God will punish the president if he fails to return Nigeria to the state he met it.
The renowned cleric, who is the Chief Imam of Apo Legislative Quarters Mosque while speaking in a viral video addressing Islamic worshippers during his sermon said “Go and tell the President that under his government, some group of people are issuing threats to local communities, demanding that they should be paid some amounts of money or face attack.
“And they would gather the money and announce publicly on the BBC that they (bandits) would be paid this Friday [to avoid attack].
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“Tell the president that there is a country we pay allegiance to, and there is a part of the country we do not know, which is governed by bandits.
“The president should either return the country as one nation where bandits are not killing people anyhow — just the way he took over, or Allah (God) will deal with him,” he said.