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Tuesday, 26 August 2014

MURIC Rejects Boko Harams Caliphate Claim


The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) yesterday rejected the Boko Haram declaration of Caliphate in Gwoza, Borno State, just as it reaffirmed its faith in the unity and indissolubility of Nigeria.

MURICs director, Professor Ishaq Akintola said in a statement that Boko Harams declaration was a statement of secession. It must not be allowed. Gwoza must be liberated within days. Boko Haram or no Boko Haram, we cannot compromise the territorial integrity of Nigeria to anyone, no matter how barbaric.
Gwoza Caliphate is definitely not the caliphate which we desire. Unlike that of ISIS and Boko Haram, the caliphate of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) which he established in Madinah was based on justice, love and peaceful coexistence, it said.
According to MURIC, Boko Haram has chosen disobedience to and belligerence towards the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.
The leader of the Boko Haram insurgents, Abubakar Shekau, had declared Gwoza as Boko Harams caliphate. Gwoza is a part of Borno State that was overrun by the insurgents a few days ago.
It noted that Boko Haram members were aware that the Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Alhaji Muhammad Saad Abubakar III is the indisputable leader of all Nigerian Muslims, yet they have refused to heed all his appeals.
Instead of giving honour to Muslim leaders and emirs, Boko Haram has killed some of them and attacked some others, it added.
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