Islamic Council Asks IGP To Interrogate Bishop Of Nsukka, Godfrey Onah Over ‘Hate Speech’

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Islamic Council Asks IGP To Interrogate Bishop Of Nsukka, Godfrey Onah Over ‘Hate Speech’

 

Following the sermon by Catholic bishop of Nsukka, Godfrey Onah, The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has accused the Bishop of inciting the latest assault on Muslims within the native authorities space as two mosques have been burnt and companies destroyed.

The NSCIA in its petition to the Inspector-Normal of Police, alleged that Onah’s “hateful and inciteful sermon, stuffed with lies and fallacies” incited the violence and virulent assault on Muslims in Nsukka.

In accordance with NSCIA in a petition signed by its deputy secretary normal Salisu Shehu, the “bloodbath of Muslims within the South-East and South-South if left unchecked may absolutely ignite reprisals in different components of the nation, particularly the North.”

It Learn;

“On Saturday, 31 October, 2020, because of a hateful and inciteful sermon, stuffed with lies and fallacies, delivered by one Bishop, Reverend Father Godfrey Igwebuike Onah, some Christians unleashed violent and virulent assault on Muslims in Nsukka and burnt their Mosques.

“We’re but to substantiate the variety of casualties. Within the sermon hooked up, it was clear that the Bishop instigated the worshippers in opposition to Mosques and Muslims.

“The recurrence of those sorts of incessant arson and bloodbath of Muslims within the South-East and South-South if left unchecked may absolutely ignite reprisals in different components of the nation, particularly the North. It has due to this fact change into imperatively pressing to proactively deliver an finish to those criminality.

“In view of the above, the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), on behalf of your complete Nigerian Muslim Ummah hereby reiterates our name on you Sir, to rise as much as this problem and defend the lives and property of Muslims within the South-East and South-South as bonafide residents of Nigeria who ought to stay peacefully in any a part of the Nation.

“Particularly, we additionally implore you to as a matter of urgency interrogate Reverend Father Godfrey Igwebuike Onah on his hate speech, inciteful sermon of lies fabricated to impress hatred for the Muslims.”



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