A LEADING nIslamic sect
in Nigeria, Jama’atu Nasril
Islam, JNI, has said President
Muhammadu Buhari cannot
escape death as he is just but a
mortal being.
The JNI noted that those
spreading false rumours of
Buhari’s illness and death were
It described as callous,
mischievous, those promoting
false reports that the Acting
President, Yemi Osinbajo was
being pressured to resign.
In a statement by the General
Secretary, Dr. Khalid Abubakar,
JNI said it was worried over the
several rumours regarding the
trip of the President to the United
The statement reads: “JNI is
indeed perturbed over the series of
rumours making the rounds on the
state of President Muhammadu
Buhari’s health.
“It should be however noted
that as with every mortal, illness is
inevitable, likewise life and death.
“Thus, JNI is very concerned
about the pandemonium generated
as a result of the rumoured illness
of the President and the dimension
it is unfortunately taking.
“Those spreading the rumour
will not live till eternity.
“We must as patriots, be cautioned on spreading inaccurate
“More so, Muslims should
be cautioned not to join the
bandwagon of rumour mongers.
“Nigerians should instead pray
for the President’s safe return,
restoration of good health and the
ability to continue with the task of
piloting Nigeria to greater heights
with all those in the positions of
authority, for Allah’s guidance in
the discharge of their respective
“We nonetheless, condemn in the
strongest terms those calling for the
resignation of Professor Yomi
Osinbajo, as the Vice President,
Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“Whatever, the intent may
be, we see such calls as callous,
mischievous and unpatriotic.
“Moreover, why must that
vacuum be created now, if not
for sinister motives?
“We therefore call on all
Jumu’ah Imams to include
the matter in their respective
Fridaysermons tomorrow and
beyond, because in prayers we
find consolation,” the statement

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