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BREAKING: Apo Mosque Chief Imam Sheikh Nuru Khalid suspended for criticising President Buhari and other political leaders

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Sheikh Muhammad Nuru Khalid (born October 1, 1960 in Jos Plateau state) is a Nigerian Islamic cleric, and was the Chief Imam of Apo Legislative Quarters Juma’at Mosque in  Federal Capital Territory  before his suspension on 02nd April, 2022 by the mosque’s committee, following his criticism of APC government over the state of insecurity in the country.

He was the founder of Islamic Research and Da’awah Foundation IRDF and a leader of FCT Imam delegation 2014.

Premium Times has published on YouTube a video of Sheikh Khalid’s sermon where he lamented the security situation and disregard for human life in Nigeria.

The Islamic cleric told his congregation that there is a collective failure from the various leaderships of the country especially from President Muhammadu Buhari.

Sheikh Khalid said in his own words;

“I failed as an imam to teach you that life is sacred; you all failed as parents to teach your children that killing is bad. Our community leaders failed, our politicians failed, governors failed, especially his excellency, the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, you have failed us.”

The Islamic cleric also reminded Buhari that the video of him promising Nigerians he was going to tackle insurance. In his words he said:

“We have your video telling Nigerians that the military is capable, it has all the requirements to tackle all the insurgency and if you are voted into power, you are going to make sure that happens in a short time.”

He added: “You have been given four years and an addition, yet people are dying like fowls, killing is becoming the norm in Nigeria under your watch Mr President.”

Sheikh Khalid said he is willing to face whatever consequences that comes with calling out the president’s inability to tackle the security challenges confronting Nigerians.

Finally; Speaking further, Sheikh Khalid advised Nigerians to vote only for candidates who can guarantee their safety. He said:

What you are telling us is that your concern is about the 2023 elections. And what I am telling the citizens is to send a message that we are going to vote under one condition. Nigerian masses should resort to only one term which is – protect our lives, we will come out to vote; let us be killed, we will not come out to vote, since it’s the only language you understand, we are going to speak it.”

We need prayers. We need supplication. This is very important at a time when Nigeria is facing a very serious challenge. Everything is not working well. People are dying. Our roads are not secured.

Most part of the country is not secured. The government is always telling us that they are doing their best. But we deserve more than that best as citizens because we want a secured Nigeria.”

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