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CAN reacts as Islamic cleric vows to kill Remi Tinubu

The Youth Wing of the Christian Association of Nigeria (YOWICAN) has demanded the immediate arrest and public prosecution of Muslim Cleric Idris Abdulaziz Dusen Tenshi.

This demand was made at the conclusion of the 2024 National Prayer Day and the 1st Quarter National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of YOWICAN, held at the National Christian Centre in Abuja, on Friday. 

Tenshi was accused of inciting violence by calling for the killing of Senator Oluremi Tinubu, the wife of the President, labeling her an “infidel” due to her Christian faith.

Chairman of YOWICAN, Belusochukwu Enwere, voiced the collective stance of the council in a communiqué, emphasizing the urgent need for government and security agencies to take action.

The communiqué partly reads: “NEC is calling for the immediate arrest of the Muslim Cleric (Idris Abdulaziz Dusen Tenshi) who has called for the killing of the wife of the President, Sen Oluremi A Tinubu for being a Christian. Describing her as an infidel. 

“The NEC is calling for the public prosecution of the cleric and wish to request the said preacher should be restricted from preaching in Nigeria to serve as a deterrent to others.

“The NEC is giving the Federal Government and security agencies to act immediately to avoid the further deterioration of security situation in the country because of the unguided statement/utterance.”

The meeting also addressed broader issues affecting the nation, including the economic hardships faced by citizens amid rising costs of living, and the deteriorating state of security marked by rampant killings across the country.

Highlighting the employment crisis, YOWICAN called on the government to implement policies specifically aimed at addressing youth unemployment, underscoring the importance of involving young people in the nation’s development process.

Enwere remarked, “The NEC acknowledges the hardship in the country which is occasioned by the constantly rising cost of living in the country which has resulted to an unprecedented level of hunger and suffering among the citizenry which our members are not exempted from.

“NEC calls on Government at all levels to intensify efforts at ameliorating the plights of the citizens in the country.”

The association also condemned the recent massacres in Plateau State and other regions, attributing them to a failure in maintaining national security.

“The NEC also totally condemns in its entirety, the deteriorating state of security in our country which has manifested in the wanton killings across the country, especially the massacre of our Christian brethren in Mangu, Barkin Ladi, Bassa, Bokkos Local Government Areas of Plateau State and other parts of the Country.  

“We call on all stakeholders in the security of this country to expedite action on arresting the perpetrators of the evil act,” the communique added.

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  1. It’s this kind of belief that gave birth to Boko Haram and most or all the so-called repented members simply suspended their terrorism in preparation for any infidel to become a president. There are so many with this belief and many of such clergy. They have poisoned the minds of many followers and I doubt of anything to stop it. It was this kind of preaching that dethroned Goodluck Jonathan from the presidency.

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