Fulani travelers: Don’t take reprisal against anybody – Plateau Ulama Council
Posted by News Express | 17 August 2021 | 399 times
•Plateau State governor, Simon Lalong
By ADO ABUBAKAR MUSA, Jos
The Plateau State Ulama’u/Elders Council on Tuesday called on Muslim Ummah in Jos to desist from launching an attack on anybody irrespective of their religious affiliation in reprisal against the killing of Fulani travelers along Gada-biyu- Rukuba Road, in Jos LGA of Plateau State.
The Fulani travelers were on Saturday on their way back to Ondo and Ekiti states after attending an Islamic prayer session in Bauchi, attacked and 27 killed. Many were injured and about 10 still missing.
In a statement signed by the secretary-general of the group, Ahmad Muhammad Ashir said “Islam does not encourage violence and therefore nobody should be attacked or killed in the name of reprisal.
“Though it is shocking and painful for the innocent Fulani travelers to be stopped, dragged out of their buses, and lynched with all available weapons at the disposal of the attackers that should not warrant people to do the same on innocent passersby or travelers.
“We at the council condemn the attack and killing in its totality and call for thorough arrest and investigation of the perpetrators of this dastardly act to bring them to book.
“The Ulama/Elders Council calls on all Muslims on the Plateau to remain calm and not to take the law into their hands.
“We commend all security agencies for their prompt responses; We also appreciate the efforts of Governor Simon Lalong, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, and President Muhammadu Buhari, for ensuring that the matter did not escalate, ” the statement added. (Daily Trust)