Answers questions on “Kaduna Boys”

SA Northern Affairs, Adamu commends Uzodimma, Security agencies

…”Pray God to forgive our sins” – Dangali charges Muslim brothers

…Abdulsalam urges Muslims to maintain peace

By Stanley Okehie

Muslims all over the world, have been advised to seize the occasion of Eid-el Fitr to reflect on their lives and pray for the forgiveness of sins.

Sarkin Hausawa of Imo State, Alhaji Auwal Sulaiman gave the advice in Owerri, Imo State capital, during Eid-el Fitr celebration, weekend.

Sulaiman noted that Eid-el Fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

“It is part of the Islamic faith that all Muslims must observe fasting for 29 or 30 days as the case may be”, Sulaiman added.

He thanked God for sparing their lives throughout the 29 days fasting period.

He reminded Muslims of the significance of fasting and advised them to adhere to the teachings of Ramadan and continue to show kindness, alms giving, live in unity and embrace one another as brothers.

Alhaji Sulaiman also responded to questions on “Kaduna Boys” who had been terrorizing natives and residents of Owerri metropolis.

According to him, some of the boys are now cooling off in the Owerri Correctional Center.

He said from the information available, a group of boys who adopted the name “Kaduna Boys”, threw caution to the wind and had been threatening the peaceful co-existence of the Igbos and Hausas in the State until they were arrested.

“Some of them have been caught and are in the Correctional Centre today, while we are still working hard in collaboration with the state security agencies and the state government to ensure, that anybody who wants to bring disturbance in the state should not be allowed to live among us, whether Hausa, Yoruba or Igbo”, Sarkin submitted.

He further dismissed insinuations that the boys are all Hausas because of their name tag “Kaduna Boys”, explaining that among those arrested were boys from Calabar, Tiv, Benue, Akwa Ibom and Kaduna.

He also promised that Muslims in the state are coordinated, such that any infiltrator with the intention to cause havoc, could easily be spotted and made to face the wrath of the law.

“We are highly coordinated, every Hausa man that came from the North came purposely for a particular business, and every business has their Chairman and a register of members and their ID cards. Every Northerner in Imo State must belong to a particular business association. We do this to check infiltrators”, Sulaiman concluded.

SA Northern Affairs, Amb Adamu commends Imo govt, security agencies for support to Muslims

Special Adviser, Northern Affairs to Imo State Government, Amb. Hassan Adamu has commended Governor Hope Uzodimma for his support to Muslims in the State.

Amb. Adamu also extended his gratitude to the security agencies in the state on their efforts towards combatting crimes and criminalities, leading to the peaceful coexistence of Muslims and Christians in the state.

According to him, “there is cooperation and mutual understanding between the State Government, Security Agencies and the Muslim community in the state.”

The SA also enjoined Muslims to maintain peace and take the opportunity to reflect on the lessons of Ramadan and the values that it teaches, most importantly, compassion, generosity and sacrifice.

He also urged them to live a life of holiness and peace.

He equally thanked Sarkin Hausawa of Imo State, Alhaji Auwal Sulaiman on his efforts towards uniting Muslims in the state.

…“Pray God to forgive our sins” – Dangali charges Muslim brothers

Imo State Coordinator, Hausa Traders, Ibrahim Dangali has charged Muslims to pray God for the forgiveness of sins.

Dangali also urged Nigerians to pray for the nation.

“As we celebrate the Eid-el-Fitr, I call on all Nigerians to use this opportunity to pray for the peace of our country and progress of citizens”, Dangali stated.

He also enjoined Muslims to reflect on the growth that has occurred and what they hope to continue working on moving forward, emphasizing that the moment calls for purification and self-discipline.

Dangali equally commended Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma for ensuring security of both natives and residents in the state irrespective of tribe.

On the celebration, Dangali explained that Ramadan is a month in which practicing Muslims abstain from food and drinks from sunrise to after sunset.

He noted that its significance for Muslims is closely tied to remembrance and devotion to God.

Muslims urged to maintain peace

Muslims all over the world has been advised to maintain peace.

Chairman, Naze Hausa Market Cluster, Owerri, Abdullahi Abdulsalam gave the advice during a media parley with Newsmen in Owerri, Imo State capital, weekend.

He also tasked Muslims to pray to God for long life and prosperity.

Abdulsalam commended Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma for doing a lot to support Muslims in the State.

“We also need the governor’s assistance in the market”, he added, while mentioning dearth of drainage system as a major challenge traders face in the market.

“Whenever it rains, our people suffer a lot. If Hope can help us with a drainage, we will forever remain grateful to him”, Abdulsalam noted.

He equally requested the governor to provide electricity and primary health care centre for them in the market.

On Eid-el Fitr, Abdulsalam, who was represented by his Secretary, Abdullahi Isah Ogah, explained that Ramadan is a month in the lunar Islamic calendar and fasting, as one of the pillars of Islam, is one of the many spiritual practices prescribed by the Holy Qur’an.

He charged Muslims to continue to show compassion, especially for the less privileged and love one another.

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