KADUNA—THE Jama’atu Nasril Islam, JNI, has condemned the killing of eight people at Abdu Gusau Polytechnic, Talata Mafara, Zamfara State, over alleged blasphemy.
The Muslim body, while commiserating with families of the victims, said the behaviour of some miscreants should not be misconstrued as Islamic teachings.
This was contained in a statement by JNI Secretary General, Dr. Khalid Abubakar Aliyu, in Kaduna yesterday.
It said the alleged blasphemy had become tediously monotonous and remains condemned in the strongest terms, adding “the unfortunate attacks that ensued thereafter are criminal and also stand condemned.
“We reiterate that human lives are sacred and therefore must be dignified. That has been the position of Islam.
“The Sultan of Sokoto and JNI President-General call on all and sundry to remain calm and avoid all actions that could jeopardise peaceful co-existence, especially at this trying time of nation building.”