Senator Shehu Sani Replies Aso Rock On Kidnappings, Banditry
Shehu Sani

Senator Shehu Sani has countered the Imam of Aso Rock Mosque, Sheikh Abdulwaheed Sulaiman, who said the recent killings in parts of northern Nigeria are a test from Allah.

The Kaduna-Central lawmaker said it was unfortunate that clerics fail to tell those in power the truth but preach to the poor in a fiery manner.

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He said, “Banditry and kidnappings are not test from God, but the sum of failure of the past and present leadership.

“It is the way of state clergies to reshape the gospel to comfort and exculpate power; they preach to the poor with flames and preach to the powerful with flowers.”

Sulaiman, chief imam of the state house mosque, had said on Tuesday that insecurity in Nigeria was a test from God.

He made the comments during the daily Tafsir (Quranic teachings) which held at the State House Mosque, Abuja.

Sulaiman, speaking on the rise in cases of banditry, kidnappings, and insurgency in the country, said Nigerians should repent and pray to avert the current security problem.

Garba Shehu, Special Adviser to the President on media and publicity said, the chief imam “gave thanks to Almighty Allah for allowing the general election to take place peacefully throughout the country.”

“He called for repentance and prayers to avert the current security challenges confronting the nation. He said the security incidents are a test from God.”