Muslim Groups Roast MURIC Boss Over Comments On Amotekun
The Coalition of Progressives Yoruba Islamic Groups has described the director of Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), Prof. Ishaq Akintola, as an extremist and a sadist.
Naija News reports that the MURIC boss had called on South-west governors to rebrand the Southwest Security Network, popularly called Amotekun.
Prof. Akintola had claimed that the security outfit has Biblical origin.
According to the MURIC director, south-west governors are only recruiting Christians into Amotekun which he described as a militia.
Reacting to MURIC’s claims, Mukthar Okunade, national coordinator of the coalition, said Akintola is a big threat to southern Nigeria.
He also accused the MURIC director of plotting to tear Nigeria apart.
Okunade said: “It is unfortunate that one Akintola who leads MURIC has consistently fan embers of disunity in Yorubaland hiding under the guise of Islam to set brothers against brothers, communities against communities and men against women.
“Akintola has no followers. He is an extremist and a sadist. He appears to have suicide instinct. We urge him not to attempt to drag the entire Yoruba along on his pathway of mischief and treachery against the Yoruba people.
“In his riotous mind, blind rage and in a show of complete lack of wisdom, he claimed Amotekun is a Christian outfit. This shows how shallow and irresponsible Akintola is.
“The head of Amotekun in Ogun state is a retired AIG, Subair; the man in charge of Amotekun in Ondo state is Aliu Tijani, a retired senior police officer, the person in charge of Amotekun in Ekiti State is Chief Jinadu. Aare Ona Kakanfo Iba Gani Adams who has been supporting Amotekun is a Muslim. The Alaafin Oyo who backs Amotekun is a Muslim. We caution Akintola to halt is hatred for the Yoruba Nation. We urge him to learn to read books and bail himself out of his state of psychological disorder.
“Akintola is a big threat to Southern Nigeria, especially the Yoruba, Igbo and South-South who owe the key to the liberation of Southern Nigeria from Fulani stranglehold.”