Plateau Killings: JNI calls for peace, justice for victims

The Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) has said that there must be justice for all the victims of the recent attacks in Bokkos and Barkin Ladi LGA of Plateau State. Some gunmen attacked 15 communities in Ɓokkos and Barkin-Ladi local government areas of Plateau State on Christmas Eve, killing over 100 people and destroying about 221 houses. The JNI, in a statement issued yesterday by its Secretary-General, Khalid Aliyu, noted that the latest killings in Plateau State appear to be well-orchestrated with ulterior motives of setting the State in political and…

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Kaduna Bomb Attack:  ACF, NEF, JNl, calls for investigation

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), and Jama’atul Nasiru Islam (JNI) have called for an immediate probe of the ‘inadvertent’ military drone attack that killed over 80 people in Tudun-Biri community, Afaka Ward, near Rigasa, in the Igabi local government area of Kaduna State, on Sunday evening, In separate press statements, both the three organisations expressed their sadness over the attack, which left many innocent civilians dead as well as several others with serious injuries. ACF, in a statement issued by its Secretary-General, Prof. Tukur Muhammad…

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Plateau: JNI protests exclusion from First Lady’s N500m palliative

…Says no single Muslim included The Plateau State chapter of Jama’atu Nasril Islam, (JNI), has alleged exclusion in the selection of beneficiaries of the N500 million palliative donation by the First Lady, Remi Tinubu. Recall that Mrs. Tinubu had on Tuesday, during a sympathy visit to the state, announced the donation of N500million to 500 families affected by the Plateau crisis across the five local government areas of Mangu, Bokkos, Barkin Ladi, Riyom and Jos-South in the State. However, the JNI, in a statement by its Director ICT/NGO Matters, Lawal…

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Niger Coup: “Don’t take military action against junta”, JNI warns ECOWAS

The Jama’atu Nasril Islam, (JNI), has warned Nigeria and the authorities of the Economic Community of West African States not to intervene militarily against the Niger Republic’s junta. Secretary-General of the Joint National Intelligence Agency, Prof. Khalid Aliyu, issued the warning yesterday, in Kaduna. Aliyu stated that the JNI, as the collective voice of the Muslim community, expressed deep concern about the democratically elected President of Niger Republic, Mohamed Bazoum, being deposed in a coup. The JNI commended the efforts undertaken by the Nigerian government, particularly initiating a dialogue process…

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JNI blasts Nigerian leaders over extravagant lifestyle as masses die in poverty

The Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) has slammed Nigerian leaders for “perpetually living in affluence” while the masses die in poverty. The Muslim group also called for mutual respect, peace and harmony among Nigerians. The JNI made the call in a statement issued by its Secretary-General, Khalid Aliyu. According to the statement, the JNI, under the leadership of the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Saad Abubakar III, noted that Nigerians make painful sacrifices to keep the nation moving, “but the leaders are perpetually living in affluence, to the detriment of the malnourished…

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Why Nigeria’s insecurity may become uncontrollable – JNI

…Says perpetrators of killings in S’East must be arrested The Jama’atu Nasril Islam, (JNI), has urged the Federal Government and the States to take concrete actions against insecurity. The group, in a statement by the Secretary-General, Khalid Aliyu, yesterday warned that insecurity in Nigeria may become uncontrollable. They also told the authorities to immediately take control of forests and swampy areas occupied by outlaws. The Islamic leaders also demanded the arrest and prosecution of all criminals and gangs. “Pro-active measures should be taken in nipping the situations from the bud,…

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Zazzau Emirate Council, JNI at loggerhead over N21m railways compensation

Emir Ahmad Nuhu Bamali of Zazzau

The Zazzau Emirate Council and Jama’atu Nasril Islam’s are at loggerheads over 21 million naira indemnity/compensation for the right of way for railway modernisation project. Zaharadeen Ibrahim, the JNI Chairman, Zazzau Emirate Branch, alleged that the Emir of Zazzau had siphoned the N21 million compensation. However, the Zazzau Emirate Council says it did not siphoned the said N21 million but kept the money pending the outcome of litigations over the property. A statement issued by Malam Mohammed Àminu, Wazirin Zazzau, on Tuesday in Zaria, said there were four groups contesting…

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‘Shawwal crescent moon not sighted in Nigeria, fasting continues today, Sunday’ – Sultanate Council

The Sultanate Council Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, in conjunction with the National Moon Sighting Committee, has said that it did not receive any report from various moon sighting committees across the country confirming the sighting of the new moon of Shawwal 1443AH, yesterday, Saturday. According to a statement released yesterday night by the chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, Sokoto Sultanate Council, Sambo Junaidu, therefore said Sunday, May 1 is the 30th day of the month of Ramadan 1443AH. He said Eid-el-Fitr will hold tomorrow, Monday, May 2. “His…

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Worsening Insecurity: ‘Federal Government snoring, needs to wake up’ – JNI

The Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI), has condemned the burning to death of innocent travelers by bandits on Dec. 6, in Sokoto State, and called on the government to wake up to its responsibility of protecting the people. The Secretary-General, JNI, Dr. Khalid Aliyu, said in a statement, on Thursday in Kaduna, that the spate of killings in the country was unacceptable. He said Government must begin to hold security personnel accountable for any attack on citizens where they were deployed. “Nigerians are desperately yearning for concrete actions against all forms…

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‘Kukah’s message targeted at Islam’ ― JNI

The Jama’atu Nasirul Islam, (JNI), has said the Christmas message of Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah was targeted at Islam and Muslims. In a statement issued by the Secretary-General of JNI, Khalid Abubakar, yesterday, said the message was disguised to deceive the innocent. The statement noted that the message was a poisoned arrow fired at the heart of Islam and Muslims in Nigeria. The JNI said that the bishop’s statement was a prepared address, considering the occasion and the audience, one cannot but agree that it was a calculated attempt to…

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