Tells Ortom Not To Take Muslims Community For Granted
According to him, the rejoinder is premised on the fact that Islam does not encourage its adherents to castigate other people of faith or fabricate lies against them.
Dr. Abubakar said he found it difficult to understand the rationale behind the Governor’s vituperations at this point in time, or is it because Tashaku, his militant boy, has been arrested by the military authorities and the Governor is already entertaining fear for thorough investigations?
“To set the records straight, Danfodiyo’s Jihads essentially against the unjust leadership of various Muslim states, starting with his own homeland, the Muslim Gobir Empire, not against non-Muslims.
“His Jihad gave hop to the people and got overwhelming acceptance from all. That was why some Empires submitted themselves to him even before any battle.
“We call on Muslims and the general public to disregard the information from the Benue Governor and the Tiv Traditional Council as it is false without even a figment of truth.
“We use this opportunity to call on Muslims to, especially in this blessed month of Ramadan, intensify prayers for peace to return to the nation and for a hitch-free 2019 General Elections as politicians are busy trying to cause crises with their unguarded utterances,” he said.