Sheikh Nuru Khalid: Imam Suspended For Preaching Against Buhari’s Govt

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Sheikh Nuru Khalid, Imam Suspended For Preaching Against Buhari's Government

Abuja Imam, has been suspended over ‘anti- Buhari’ sermon 

The Apo legislative quarters mosque committee in Abuja has suspended the mosque’s Chief Imam, Shiekh Nuru Khalid, for a sermon he delivered on Friday.

Sheikh Nuru Khalid chastised the government in his sermon for failing to control the country’s escalating insecurity and killings.

 

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The Islamic cleric hinted at some measures that the electorate should devise if the authorities fail to protect their lives in the sermon.

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“The Nigerian masses should resort to only one term,” he added, “protect our lives, and we will come out to vote; let us be killed, and we will not come out to vote, because elections are all you people know.”

 

Senator Saidu Muhammed Dansadau, the chairman of the mosque committee, said in a statement to Service that the committee had suspended the embattled imam due to his sermon ‘inciting public outrage.’

The statement read, “I am informing you that you have been suspended from leading prayers in the Apo Legislative Quarters Mosque from today being April 2nd, 2022 until further notice.

“The decision was taken out of the inciting Friday sermon you ( Sheikh Nuru Khalid) delivered on April 1st, 2022; where you advised people not to vote come 2023 general elections unless politicians respond to some critical questions.

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“You should have advised them to vote out those that transgress the Almighty and breach people’s social contract as well as the state.”

The committee claimed that Sheikh Khalid’s sermon contradicted Islamic principles.Sheikh Nuru Khalid,  Imam Suspended For Preaching Against Buhari's Government

Malam Mohammad will deliver the Ramadan Tafsir, and Malam Abdullahi will lead Friday prayers, according to the committee.

The suspended imam, however, has not responded, and the Newsmen was unable to contact him.

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Sheikh Khalid has been a vocal critic of the government’s handling of Nigeria’s escalating insecurity.

His latest sermon comes just days after terrorists launched a devastating attack on a  Abuja-Kaduna train killing an unknown number of passengers and kidnapping others.

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