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HURIWA queries non-invitation of Muslim cleric for alleged inciting remarks

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Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has queried the Department of State Services (DSS) and the Nigerian Police Force for not bringing a Muslim cleric, Ustaz Abubakar Salihu Zaria, to book for allegedly making inciting statements.

In a statement, yesterday, in Abuja, by National Coordinator Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko and National Media Affairs Director Miss Zainab Yusuf, HURIWA expressed “consternation and shock that such a seditious video could have been made by a so-called religious leader threatening to carry out reprisals on Christians over the recent cruel and brutal killing of scores of Muslim travelers in Jos by unknown gunmen. Yet, for nearly three days, the Department of State Services (DSS) has overlooked the sensational and violence-prone video.

“We, hereby, ask them to invite the said Islamic cleric to say what he knows about a future plot to kill Christians in Northern Nigeria, should any Muslim be killed by hoodlums in Plateau State, and also find out why he classified Plateau State citizens, all of who have one religion or the other, as infidels. These inciting comments and the inaction of either the Nigerian Police Force or the DSS are dangerous.”

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