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Group condemns religious crisis

By Ola Ajayi

IBADAN—National Council of Muslim Youth Organisations (NACOMYO), Oyo State chapter, has disowned those that masterminded the Maiduguri mayhem, describing them as non-Muslims. This was contained in a statement by its Coordinator, Alhaji Moshood Akintola, yesterday.

They took exception to the reason given by the militants that acquisition of western education was totally evil.

Since its inception about three decades ago, the group said it had never encouraged violence as a way of resolving knotty issues but rather ‘diplomatically protecting legitimate rights of Muslims’.

The union stated that Islam as a religion recognizes western education adding that, “Western education or acquisition of same which is said to have drawn the anger of the so-called Islamic group constitutes part of the knowledge which the Holy Prophet of Islam encouraged Muslims generally to pursue.


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