PRESS RELEASE- The Muslim Judicial Council condemns the horrific, brutal and ruthless attack by Boko Haram which resulted in the death of more than 120 worshippers and the wounding of 270 at the Grand Mosque in Kano, Nigeria during the sacred Friday prayers. The ongoing clandestine and murderous actions of this lawless group has wreaked havoc in Nigeria’s most populous Muslim Northern state.
The modus operandi of Boko Haram known for kidnappings and sale of young girls, hit and run drive by shootings and bomb blasts is an attack against Islam, humanity and aims to strike fear into Nigerians in order to destabilize the majority Muslim North of Nigeria.
In addition their total disregard for the sacred period of Friday prayers where unarmed worshippers were massacred are not actions reminiscent of a group established on Islamic law but rather a guerilla operation of criminals and lawless, corrupt guerilla fighters.
These actions therefore flies in the face of their so-called claims of establishing an islamic state.
As the families mourn for their dead and the nation is paralysed by their grief and shock, we convey our deepest sympathies to those who have lost their loves ones at the hands of lawless killers.
We pray that peace will prevail in Nigeria so that the community may live in harmony, thrive and benefit from the vast natural resources that the Nigeria nation has in reserve.