An Islamic organisation, Jama’atu Izalatil Bid’ah Wa’Ikamatis Sunnah, JIBWIS, has declared that any attempt to evict any Nigerian from any of the country’s region is satanic.
Recall that Mr Igboho had threatened to evict all Fulani herders in Oyo State after accusing them of kidnapping, banditry and raping.
The eviction notice generated wide condemnation by Nigerians, including human rights lawyer, Femi Falana
Addressing newsmen on Monday in Jos, the Plateau State capital, the National chairman, JIBWIS, Sheikh Sani Yahaya-Jingir, stated that citizens have the right to live wherever they want to.
He said: “Everybody is at liberty to live anywhere he wants to, and in a situation where someone is telling others to vacate, no politician or leader should support him.
“Evicting Fulani or Yoruba or Igbo from a section of Nigeria is against the constitution and is a sign of secession,” he added.
The chairman claimed that those seeking a break-off are doing so to cause destruction to the country, saying that they are either “power seekers” or are “sponsored by Nigeria’s enemies to cause harm in the country”.
He said Nigeria belongs to all, urging people in all spheres of endeavor to fear Allah, to promote the cause of peace, harmony, respect to one another, and progress.
“Politicians should know that without Nigeria there will be no politics, masons and craftsmen should know that without Nigeria there will be no crafts work,” the cleric added.
Sheikh Jingir appealed to the media to project things that would promote unity, peace, harmony and development, “than that which would promote negative issues that could easily spark tension and violence”.
While commending the security agencies, Sheikh Jingir called for calm and intense prayers against the insecurity bedevilling the country..
“Leaders at all levels should swiftly act on any information that would pose security threats,” the chairman concluded.