A renowned Islamic Scholar, Sheikh Abdullahi Aleiro in Zamfara State has condemned the recent killings of Hausas in Ile Ife Osun state and the destruction of their property worth millions of naira.
Sheikh Aleiro, made the condemnation during his weekly sermon at Rabi’a Friday mosque in Gusau . He further called on Islamic youth organisations to remain calm and avoid taking reprisal attacks.
The Cleric also urged the government of Osun State to as a matter of urgency take steps to ensure that peace and unity among affected tribes returns unabated. He also maintained that those behind the act should be arrested and prosecuted .
“Although, there were no reprisal attacks anywhere across the north , this was so because of the measures taken by religious leaders to preach for peaceful co-existence as well as government efforts to engage the various community’s leaders to talk to their people.
Thus, he insisted that, the government of Osun state must pay compensation of lives that were lost and property destroyed during the crisis.
“We consider the Yoruba community as integral part of us , they are Nigerians as we are, we offer them lucrative places to run their legitimate businesses, at some points, we even offer them traditional titles under our noble emirates across the north”, he stressed.