28 December 2012

Nigeria: Killings - Sultan, Buhari, Kukah Accused of Prejudice

An Islamic scholar, Sheik Ahmad Gumi, has accused Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa'ad Muhammad Abubakar, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) and the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Most Rev. Matthew Kukah of keeping quiet in the face of the killing of Muslims in Kaduna State.

He said they were hypocritical in their reactions over the death of late Governor of Kaduna State, Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa in a helicopter crash in Bayelsa State about two weeks ago.

Ahmad noted that Sultan Abubakar, Buhari and Kukah kept quiet when Muslims were allegedly being killed in Kaduna State.

Apparently reacting to condemnations trailing the jubilations by some Muslim youths over Yakowa's death, Ahmad said: "No Muslim should rejoice at the death of any person except if such a person has shown enmity to Islam and takes part in plots to undermine it."

He, however, insisted that Muslims were killed during Yakowa's reign in Southern Kaduna.

He said: "When Yakowa ascended to power, more than 500 innocent Muslims were massacred in cold blood in southern Kaduna, the area he came from. Many families were exterminated and others expelled from their abode."

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