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MURIC warns of Boko Haram presence in South-West after Ondo attacks



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The Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has warned that Boko Haram is active in Nigeria’s south west.

Prof Ishaq Akintola, MURIC Director made gave this warning in a statement issued on Sunday.

The organisation alleged that Boko Haram was behind the brutal attack on the St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo, which left many worshippers dead, and warned that additional churches and mosques may be targeted in the future.

MURIC also strongly condemned the terrorist incident and urged the government to act quickly to apprehend the perpetrators.

It said, “We strongly condemn this act of unprovoked aggression. It is inhuman, heinous, horrific and horrendous.

“We call for immediate arrest and prosecution of the attackers.”

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The Muslim rights advocacy group demanded that the Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, and the Ondo Police Command find the killers as soon as possible, arguing that they must have a hiding place.

The organisation also urged President Muhammadu Buhari to instruct the Nigerian Army to join the search for the murders as soon as possible.

“This latest attack is indubitable evidence of the existence of Boko Haram in the South West after their penetration into Niger and Kogi States,” the group said.

“Going by Boko Haram modus operandi, we warn that mosques and more churches may be the next targets because this was how they started in the North. We, therefore, ask for protection for all churches and mosques in the region,” it said.

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