The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, NSCIA, has condemned in totality the acts of destruction of lives and properties currently going on in Southern Kaduna.
The NSCIA described the acts as unjust, heinous and dastard.
The Council, in a statement by its Director of Administration, Ustaz Christian Isa Okonkwo, said that it is particularly grieved that as at the last count, no fewer than 808 lives of innocent
Nigerians have been lost while nothing less than 57 Nigerians have suffered life-threatening injuries.
The NSCIA, which denounced the acts in its entirety, pointed out they run contrary to fundamental Islamic law which ordains human life to be sacred and strongly forbids its unlawful destruction except for a just course.
The Council therefore called on the Federal and Kaduna State Governments to, as a matter of urgency, step into the situation and put a stop to this inhuman and barbarous state of anomie.
The NSCIA added that it would would like the Federal and Kaduna State governments to go a step further by proffering lasting solutions to these recurrent acts of hatefulness and savagery in Southern Kaduna.
It further called on the Federal government to objectively investigate the matter and prosecute whoever that is found guilty irrespective of the person’s tribe, creed and/or social status.
The NSCIA thus urged all Nigerians to continue to promote justice, preach, teach and live in peace with one another.
The Council enjoined all Nigerians not to “allow themselves to be used by forces of evil some of which may hide behind tribal, political or even religious garbs in order to perpetrate these heinous acts. United we stand”, it said.