Former Kaduna central district Senator and socio-political activist, Shehu Sani has reacted to the suspension of the Imam of the Apo Friday Mosque, Sheikh Nuru Khalid.
Sheikh Nuru Khalid was suspended by the Mosque Steering Committee for criticising the government of President Muhammadu Buhari over the recent attacks and killing of innocent Nigerians by terrorists in Kaduna State, especially the bombing of the Abuja-Kaduna train.
Addressing his congregation, the Imam had said, “They [terrorists] can dispatch information…they can dispatch intelligence information as if they’re government of their own, while our government cannot hear intelligence information and stop the rubbish on our ways.
We can’t afford it…I say it we can’t afford it! We need something better than this and we deserve something better than this. We’re going to pray, but we’ll tell you the truth that corruption is everywhere, that is why we’re seeing this.”
As a result, the cleric was suspended, and Sani condemned the development, describing it as unconscionable.
The suspension of the Imam of Apo Friday Mosque Sheikh Nuru Khalid by the Mosque Steering Committee is unconscionable.
His criticisms of the Government reflects the views of most Nigerians. He spoke truth to power at the right time. I urge the committee to reverse the decision,” Sani wrote.