The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has condemned attacks on churches and the looting of shops which occurred in Sokoto on Saturday, 14th May, 2022.
MURIC in a statement made available to Newsbreak.ng through the office of Professor Ishaq Akintola said the attacks were the handiwork of hoodlums and unscrupulous elements.
He therefore appealed to Nigerians to desist from reprisal attacks on non-indigenes in other parts of the country.
Part of the statement reads thus, ” The Sokoto imbroglio boiled over yesterday, Saturday, 14th May, 2022 as hoodlums attacked a church and looted some shops.
“We strongly condemn the attacks. The fact that the Sultan’s palace was also targeted showed that the whole saga was the handiwork of unscrupulous elements. Muslim leaders knew nothing about it.
“We therefore appeal to Nigerians to desist from reprisal attacks on non-indigenes and places of worship in other parts of the country.
MURIC further urged Nigerians, opinion leaders, traditional rulers, Christian and Muslim clerics throughout the country to, shun violence, and de-escalate tension in their areas and among their followers.