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Sharia Council alleges marginalization of Muslims in the military

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Against main stream perception, the Supreme Council for Shari’ah in Nigeria (SCSN) has alleged that Nigerian Muslims are being marginalized in the nation’s military set up. The body also gave hard knocks to the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration for poor management of Nigeria’s security challenges, especially within the Northern flanks of the country.

SCSN, in a five-paragraph communiqué signed and read by its Secretary General, Nafiu Baba Ahmad, at a pre-Ramadan meeting in Kaduna at the weekend, condemned the FG’s poor efforts in tackling insecurity in the country, and also emphasised the need for the government to change tactics in dealing with security challenges.

It said, among others: “The Council equally frowned at what it called continuous marginalisation of Muslims in the armed forces, intelligence and other law enforcement agencies.
“Justice demands that this prolonged marginalisation must be urgently addressed.”

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SCSN particularly scored government’s effort in checkmating insecurity in the North Eastern states and others including Zamfara, Kaduna, Katsina, Taraba and Benue as “grossly inadequate.”

“We call on all Muslims to continue to pray for peace to reign in this country and both the Imams of Jumma’ah and other mosques to start saying the Qunut for the improvement of the security situation in the country,” SCSN said.

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