Tayo AFOLABI

 

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) on Monday called on security agencies to leave no stone unturned in apprehending the perpetrators of Zamfara killings.

condemned the killings by suspected terrorists in Zamfara, describing the act as barbaric.

The group’s Director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola who made the clarion call, condemned the killings and sent condolence message to Gov. Bello Matawalle.

In a statement issued in Lagos, Akintola said, “About 58 people were reported killed in an attack by terrorists in Zamfara State on Jan. 4.

“About 300 terrorists on motorcycles stormed eight villages in Anka Local Government Area of the state on Tuesday and another 10 villages in Bukkuyum district on Wednesday and Thursday.

“We strongly condemn these killings. They are callous, cowardly, disheartening, horrific and barbaric.

 “We call on security agencies to leave no stone unturned in apprehending the perpetrators,” he said.

According to him, the killings were believed to be reprisal attacks carried out in revenge for terrorists killed during air raids by the Nigerian military fighter jets last week.

“Terrorists must have no place to hide. They must be hounded from pillar to post until they all surrender or are totally eliminated.

“Nigeria will not be defeated by sadistic renegades, rebellious subjects and enemies of peace,” he said.

 “We also condole with the state executive, the traditional rulers and the good people of the state.

 “Our hearts bleed for the bereaved families. May Allah have mercy on the direct victims and give their families the fortitude to bear the losses,” he prayed.

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