By Ndiameeh Babangida Babreek
Ordinarily one would have thought that as a religious organisation, Jama ‘atu Nasir Islam will be the beacon of truth, honesty and sincerity promoting the truth for peace, justice and a better society.
A good scientist will use current data in computing and making analysis for better development.
The Pew Research Center known globally for its accuracy has put the Nigeria religious population at 50.8% Christians. The Muslim population was estimated at 48.8%. Native ifa followers at 1.4-1.8% as at 2012 December.
Like I have always said, at this age of internet, google map and all information super high way at our finger tips, I did not expect Jama’atu Nasir Islam (JNI) to lie blatantly with fingers.
This is the same JNI which vehemently rejected the inclusion of religion and tribes into the 2006 population census but is eager to quote a concocted data which cannot be found anywhere.
Hate writers like Mohammed Haruna will lace unto that to write rubbish.
Obviously the 2011 voting pattern has exposed the fallacy of JNI and its cohort in the propaganda and lying game.
For the umpteenth time I repeat, it was the shock of that 2011 presidential election that made Jama’atu Nasir Islam to commission Boko Haram and the Fulani militia to attack all Christian communities in the North and the Middle Belt of Nigeria.
There is no gain stating the obvious that all the far Northern Hausa states of Nigeria have substantial Christian population.
Out of the over 9.3 million people in Kano for example, over one million of them are Pentecostal Christians who are actual and attended the crusade held in Kano on the 15th of November 2009 by Pastor W.F Kumuyi. Source: Punch and Vanguard Newspapers of Monday the 16th November 2009.
In fact the then Governor Ibrahim Shekarau preached “sermon” for 55 minutes.
JNI must learn to preach peace in a diverse country like Nigeria.
I sympathise once again with all those affected one way or the other by Boko Haram attacks on innocent Nigerians Christians and Muslims and even pagans alike.
The real sponsors of Boko Haram are those unguarded and demoralising statements about our gallant Armed Forces. Persons like Ahmed Zanna Khalifa, Ali Ndume must respect the Armed Forces of Nigeria. The unguarded statements by them make them culpable in Boko Haram menace.
Times and times again, it is said, nobody has the monopoly of violence.
By now we expected the Jama’atu Nasir Islam (JNI) to learn lesson from the history of countries like the Central African Republic, Syria, Libya, Liberia, Egypt and even Afghanistan.
Why must the blood of innocent people be shade for no just course?
Jama’atu Nasir Islam (JNI) must stop beating the drum of religious war in Nigeria and call its armed wing Boko Haram and the Fulani militia to order to stop killing people forthwith.
Certainly JNI officers know the sponsors of Boko haram. They must talk to them to stop the blood shading in Nigeria.
They must know by now Nigeria has changed for good and forever.
That Goodluck Jonathan must finish his second term in 2019 is a fait accompli.
Jama’atu Nasri Islam must embrace and preach peace.
More than ever before, we need peace in Nigeria to prove negative pundits wrong that Nigeria will not break up in 2015.
We must equally know that as Muslims and Christians power and leadership comes from Allah and he gives it to the person he wants at a time. Otherwise ask General Abdulsalami Abubukar who God made Nigerian Head of State on the night he was to be retired in June 1998.
Please Jama’atu Nasir Islam let peace reign again Northern Nigeria.
Ultimately too Jama’atu Nasir Islam must accept religion and tribe as part of the data to be captured in the 2016 population census.
Ndiameeh Babangida Babreek. Can be reached at ndid...@gmail.com or 78 Bosso Road Minna.
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