The Muslim Media Watch Group of Nigeria (MMWGN) has congratulated Muslims all over the world for the Eid-el-Kabir celebration and urged federal and state governments not to play politics with the security and economic well-being of the people.
In a strongly-worded Sallah message released by the group and signed by its National Coordinator, Alh. Ibrahim Abdullahi, Monday, the group condemned the worsening security situation in the country and tasked federal and state governments to up-scale their security strategies so as to reduce the violent crimes of terrorism, banditry, arson and kidnapping in the country.
The statement added that “the group commended the Niger state government for its latest onslaught on the criminals killing and kidnapping people in the State for raising combatant teams to fight them in various communities in the state where lives are property are being threatened.”
It added that it is unimaginable to know that crimes are committed with criminals in hundreds riding in vehicles and multitudes of motorcycles in some states in the North West and North-central states such as Kebbi, Katsina, Kaduna, Sokoto and Niger to mention a few. It is well known, the group stated, that with heavy military bombardment in North-east, criminals have shifted to these two regions.
Continuing, the statement said: “On the economy, the Muslim Media Watch Group called on federal government to intensify its anti-corruption fight as it is one of the basis of the current crime waves.”
“It warned that there is need to review its social investment programmes with a view to make positive impact on the generality of the people such as tackling inflation, creating jobs and catering for IDPs who are now in millions and scattered round the Country including Abuja – the nation’s capital.”