How it happened that a group that calls itself the Congregation of the People of the Sunnah for Dawah and Jihad could have misunderstood Islam so spectacularly, he did not explain. Nor, unfortunately, did he say what he planned to do to teach young Muslims why they should reject and avoid this understanding of Islam.
“Boko Haram Acts negate Islamic Teaching- Sultan of Sokoto,” Daily Times, December 27, 2014:
The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar has described the unholy activities of the violent sect, Boko Haram as a contradiction of what Islam preaches which has no basis in the religion.
He also enjoined Muslim leader and youths to desist from action that will continue to compromise the security of the nation.
Alhaji Abubakar who is the President- General, Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs stated this at the formal opening of the annual Islamic Vacation Course, IVC of the Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria, MSSN, Southern Zone held at Km 53, Lagos/ Ibadan Express way.
Alhaji Abubakar who was represented by the Executive Secretary, Muslim Ummah of South-West Nigeria, MUSWEN, Professor D.O.S. Noibi charged Muslim youths to resist temptation from anyone to commit act that would lead to violence as Islam remained a religion of peace.
“ We have said it times without number that any act that breeds violence like the one being exhibited by Boko- Haram has no basis in Islam.
As you are aware, our religion, Islam stands for peace as its name denotes. So let us remain peaceful always, so that we may live a peaceful life here and be accommodated in the home of peace in the life to come.”
Also In a keynote address, the National President, MSSN, Mallam Sirajudeen Abd-Azeez enjoined the federal government to find a lasting solution to the problem of insurgency which continued to threaten the unity of the country.
“The once great and giant nation is at the verge of collapse. It is no more a selling news that terrorism is on the rampage taking over our lands on a daily basis.
We want to reiterate that Mr. President should address the nation on why the country is under siege by the terrorists. Why have the insurgents continued to beat the nation’s military arsenals despite the billions of dollars voted for security? Why have the terrorists become stronger even after a year when some States in the North- East have come under partial emergency rule”….