Kaduna — The Jama'atu Nasril Islam (JNI) yesterday said the 48-hour ultimatum given to the Fulani Plateau was a deliberate attempt to expel Muslim from the state.
This was contained in a press statement by JNI's Secretary-General Dr. Khalid Abubakar Aliyu. It said Nigerian Muslims are worried about unfolding happenings on the Plateau.
"We call on the Plateau State government and by extension, the Federal Government under the auspices of JTF to be cautious and handle with utmost intelligence the issue of the 48 hour ultimatum given to the Fulanis to live the Plateau.
"A second thought should be given to the matter and a more realistic and proactive mechanism that will ensure the protection of lives and properties on the Plateau should be aptly put in place, because with recent developments, there seems to be a deliberate attempt to expel the Muslims from the Plateau," it said.
He prayed to God to forgive those that lost their lives as well as grant the Muslim Ummah peace and tranquility in Borno, Plateau, Yobe States and Nigeria at large.