The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) Monday morning condemns the lone shooter killing of four people and injuring eight others in an attack Friday night around the Nindem village axis in Godogodo district, Jemaa Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
MURIC, in a statement issued in Lagos by its Director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, spoke following a statement by military spokesman for Operation Safe Haven, Colonel I. K. Ekpeyong, which disclosed the unfortunate incident he said happened as the residents were holding a Christmas carol at the community square at about 9 pm on the said day.
The statement said in full: “The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) condemns this killing. It is gruesome, barbaric and ungodly.
“Nothing in the divine scriptures teaches the shedding of human blood. In particular, people who are in devotion deserve special respect no matter the venue chosen for such religious exercise.
“We charge the security agencies to rise to the occasion and bring the endless bloodbath in Kaduna State to an end.
“In the meantime MURIC seizes the opportunity of the yuletide to wish Nigerian Christians a Merry Christmas. It is our fervent wish that the relationship between us and our Christian neighbours continues to improve. We all need peace to go about our individual businesses. We therefore extend a hand of friendship to our neighbours.
“In our concluding remarks, we urge all citizens to pray for Nigeria’s unity, political stability and economic buoyancy. We must also pray for enduring peace and work consciously towards achieving it.”