The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, has written to the Department of State Services, DSS, and the Nigeria Police over the alleged inciting sermon by a Bishop, Rev. Father Godfrey Igwebuike Onah, which he said led to the killing of Muslims and burning of mosques in the South East and South South.
The petition to the DSS and Police by the leader of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, backed with photographs, was dated November 1, 2020.
In the petition, signed by the Deputy Secretary-General of the NSCIA, Prof. Salisu Shehu, Onah was accused instigating “some Christian bigots” who “unleashed violent and virulent attack on Muslims in Nsukka and burnt their Mosques (see attached pictures of the burnt Mosques).
“We are yet to confirm the number of casualties.
“In the sermon attached, it was clear that the Bishop instigated the worshippers against Mosques and Muslims.
“It would therefore require any disagreement, no matter how minute, to execute the premeditated havoc wreaked on the Muslims in the two zones.”
A copy of the letter, obtained by The Eagle Online, sent to the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, which was also replicated to the Director General of the DSS, Yusuf Bichi, read:
Date: 15th Rabiul-Awwal, 1441 AH
1st November, 2020
The Inspector General,
Nigeria Police Force,
Source: Eagle Online.