The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), has berated the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Enoch Adeboye over the recent street protest and other Christian leaders for their stance on the nation’ s poor security situation.
In a statement signed by NSCIA’s Deputy of Administration, Alhaji Yusuf Chinedozi Nwoha, the group said that the height of insincerity, wickedness, falsehood and hypocrisy to suggest that Boko Haram is a ploy to eliminate Christians.
“It is rather discomfiting and heart-rending that some misguided elements in our country have resorted to the dangerous game of playing politics with security.
“Political mercenaries and religious combatants united by rapacious greed and chronic hatred have occupied the public space with putrid writings and toxic speeches.
“For the sake of fleeting popularity and Twitter-trending, some public figures with ulterior motives offer themselves as willing tools in the hands of disgruntled politicians to play politics with insecurity without remembering that when the fire they are stocking becomes an uncontrollable conflagration, there would be nowhere for them to play their politics as the nation would have been consumed. It is a failure of education that people goaded by ambition cannot see the big picture and the danger inherent in their actions.
“In essence, rather than see the monstrosity that insecurity has become as a national challenge that requires collective action, agents of destabilisation seek to score cheap political goals and engage in self-indicting propaganda.
“One of them is the recently organised street show by some religious leaders who give political coloration to grinding insecurity fueled by hypocrisy and hubris,” the statement read in part.
The group also condemned the high level of insecurity in the country and urged President Muhammadu Buhari to take urgent measures in combating the menace.
“The level of insecurity in the country has reached an unacceptable crescendo that declaring a state of emergency on it appears not only necessary but also pressing.
“The time to arrest the insecurity in the land is now and we repeat our call to President Muhammad Buhari to combat the current spike in insecurity with candid decisiveness.”