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Islamic scholars condemn Xmas day bombings

Kano—Islamic scholars in Kano have condemned the bomb attacks in churches around the country on Christmas Day.

The scholars described the attacks as “inhuman and wicked.”

Sheik Muhammad Isa described the attack as “unfortunate and heartless,” adding that that no worshiper should be attacked at a place of worship, especially on holy days.

He said the attackers were not adherents of any faith as no true believer could cause such harm to innocent people.

Sheikh Usman Saif, another cleric, said God would not spare the bombers “for using a religious period to shed blood and upset people.

“How can a person or a group of people, who believe in God hurt people at such a period when people were praying to their God?”

He urged the government to step up security measures.

… lawmaker, too
By Tina akannam
Dutse—Senator Danladi Sankara, representing Jigawa North Central in the National Assembly, yesterday, condemned the Christmas day bombings in some parts of northern states of the country, describing the perpetrators as wicked Nigerians opposed to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP-led government.

Sankara, however, appealed against reprisal attacks in other parts of the country.

He said: “There is no doubt that the unfortunate blasts on Christmas day were targeted at innocent worshippers to provoke Nigerians against the leadership of the ruling party.

“These acts are condemnable in every sense of it.”

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