Insecurity: Sharia Council calls for interactive approach
By Matthew Atungwu
In order to combat the threat of insecurity in the nation, the leaders of the Supreme Council for Shariah in Nigeria have called for an interactive and collaborative approach.
This was said in a statement on Thursday in Abuja by Brig.-Gen. Tukut Gusau, acting director of defense information.
According to the statement, the team’s leader, Dr. Bashir Umar, made the request when the group paid a courtesy call to the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Christopher Musa, at the Defence Headquarters on Thursday in Abuja.
Umar stated that there could never be peace without justice and urged a review of the country’s security procedures.
He said the visit was to seek first-hand information on the general efforts of the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) in addressing security challenges confronting the country.
According to him, these leaders are actively involved in appealing to the common Nigerians through their daily contact.
The Islamic leaders took turns to commend the CDS for his uncommon leadership qualities and neutrality in the discharge of his responsibilities.
They also called for teamwork and the use of modern technology to fight insecurity.
In his response, the CDS, Gen. Musa expressed optimism that the security challenges facing the nation were surmountable.
He said the composition of the council membership and their open-mindedness for truth, showed the seriousness in their efforts to address the scourge.
While acknowledging that there are a few bad apples among the troops, the defense chief assured them that they would be weeded out, saying that the military has behaved professionally throughout operations.
He recounted that during his time serving as the theatre commander in the northeast, roughly 75,000 terrorists from Boko Haram and their families turned themselves into the military.
He assured the clergy that he was prepared to work with religious bodies to address security concerns, saying that the number had surpassed 100,000.
While urging fresh creativity to curb insecurity in Nigeria, the CDS promised to enhance military operations.