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'Release white paper on bomb blasts' - Aliyu

18 June 2012, 07:28

 Minna - Gov. Babangida Aliyu of Niger, on Sunday called on the Federal Government to release its white paper on the various bomb blasts in the country.

Aliyu made the call when the delegation of Tijjaniyya, Islamic organisation paid him a visit at the Government House, Minna.

He said that the white paper would enable the government to identify persons connected to the bombings and be punish them accordingly, adding that Nigerians would also know those responsible for the attacks.  

He said that available records showed that some groups were cashing in on the acts committed by the Boko Haram for their own selfish interest.

"I know that some groups are carrying out some bombings, including the original Boko Haram group. Some thieves are masquerading as Boko Haram.

He said that the act of bombing was giving Islam a bad name, therefore, there was need for the government to make its findings public.

 Aliyu said that Islam was a religion of peace and that its adherents were expected to work toward ensuring that peace and stability reigned in the country and shun all negative acts.

He commended the members of the Tijjaniyya group for coming out for the annual international Maulud celebration in honour of their late spiritual leader, late Shiekh Ibrahim Inyass, in spite of the security challenges in the country.

He said that they should also give thanks to almighty Allah for allowing over two million faithful to gather in Minna and depart without any incident.

"Allah has shown what He can do that no human being can do, therefore, we must express our gratitude to Him."

The governor said that the gathering of the Tijjaniyya faithful would bring a lot of blessing to the state and the country and prayed for journey mercy for those who came for the Maulud, especially, those from Ghana, Niger, Mali and Senegal.

Malam Dahiru Bauchi, who led the group thanked the governor for the successful hosting of the Maulud, while  expressing the group's appreciation to the host communities for their hospitality.


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