The Nasrul-Lahi-l-Fatih Society (NASFAT) has urged the federal government of Nigeria to urgently address “The threatening insecurity that is making some Nigerians start feeling unsafe in the part of Nigeria they have chosen to settle,”
It said every Nigerian was expected to have a right to live anywhere in the country without any fear of molestation or risk to his life, family members and property.
Chief Missioner of NASFAT, Imam Abdul-Azeez Onike, stated this while condemning the brutal murder of a pregnant woman, Harira Jibril, and her four children in Anambra State recently.
He expressed concern over the ceaseless killings in Nigeria, quipping, “Since when have we drifted this far?
He said, “The situation that makes lives to be valueless to the extent of taking a fellow human being’s life without a qualm” calls for concern.
“According to our scripture, one murder is equal to killing the whole humanity as Allah says, ‘whoever kills a soul unless for a soul or for corruption [done] in the land – it is as if he had slain mankind entirely. And whoever saves one – it is as if he had saved mankind entirely.(Q5:32)
“And whoever kills a believer intentionally, his punishment is hell; he shall abide in it, and Allah will send His wrath on him and curse him and prepare for him a painful chastisement.” (Q4:93)
Onike urged the government to increase efforts in ensuring the security of life and property.
He prayed for the repose of the souls of the departed and fortitude for the deceased families to bear the loss, and for peace and security to reign supreme in Nigeria.