It disagreed with agitations for the sacking of security chiefs.
The JIBWIS national chairman of Council of Ulama, Sheikh Sani Yahaya Jingir, said this in a chat with reporters, Sunday in Jos, at the group’s 2020 national preaching, themed; “Promoting peace and security in Jos and Northern Nigeria,” held Ali Kazaure central eid prayer ground.
He said: “I don’t want to say that security chiefs should be changed. If they are changed, let us change the clerics because there are blood bathers among them.
“If the security chiefs are changed, let’s change some governors because they are the chief security officers of their states.”
Sheikh Jingir said security issues concerns political leaders, traditional rulers, clerics, parents and the masses adding “therefore it is everyone’s business.”
He said it is wrong for the people to always shun their individual fault and turn to look at other people’s fault, adding that Allah will surely ask everyone to account on how he or she guided his followers, family, state or country.
“The president is a human being like any other person. He was voted by the people and therefore should look and listen to what the people are saying.
“They voted him to protect their lives, education, property and their dignity,” he said.
Sheikh Jingir said if a father cannot train and discipline his children and if community leaders, traditional rulers, politicians cannot lead with fear of Allah; “there is the tendency of breaking out of security challenges.”
The cleric admonished government to improve the welfare package of security operatives, and also equip them with adequate modern weapons.