The Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria, Lagos State Area Unit, has called for the arrest of the killers of Harira Jubril and her children in Anambra State.
The Amir (president) of the MSSN in Lagos State, Miftahudeen Thanni, said this on Thursday in a statement to commemorate the 2022 Children’s Day.
Jubril and her four children were killed by yet-to-be-identified gunmen on Sunday when gunmen invaded their community and opened fire on them.
Their corpses were buried at Ugwuoba-Garriki, Amansea, Anambra on Wednesday, according to Islamic rites.
Thanni said it was shameful that the killers of the Northern Muslim family had yet to be identified, arrested and prosecuted “more than three days after the killing became public knowledge.”
The Amir said the recent spate of killings in the country was unfortunate, adding that children were at the receiving end.
He said, “That the situation of Nigeria will degenerate to this is unthinkable. Wiping out a family is callous, inhumane and animalistic.
“It’s shameful that three days after the incident happened, no arrest, no prosecution. For how long will criminals continue to walk freely in our nation?”
The Muslim students leader commiserated with the family of the deceased and prayed God would admit them into paradise.
While warning against reprisal, Thanni also condemned the killing of a Christian in Sokoto over alleged blasphemy.
He said, “The actions of the killers do not represent Islam. The gruesome murder of the student in Sokoto is unlawful and un-Islamic. Islam is a religion of peace and denounces terrorism, injustice and jungle justice at any rate.
“The right thing to do is to report to the appropriate authorities.”