The Jama'atu Nasril Islam (JNI) on Tuesday renewed its appeal for the prosecution of all perpetrators of violence to stem the tide of insecurity in the country.
The organisation also condemned the June 10 attacks on Christian worshippers in Jos and Bauchi.
Dr Aliyu Khalid, the Secretary-General of JNI made the appeal while reacting to the two separate incidents in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna.
Khalid said that the arrest and prosecution of the suspects would deter other mischievous persons and groups whose activities were threatening the corporate existence and development of the country.
``Severe sanctions and punitive measures would help to curb the spate of attacks, prevent further lost of lives and property and stabilise the polity.’’
The scribe said that JNI had noted with ``bewilderment the usual way serious security issues are being cajoled with at the expense of our state.’’
He advised the authorities to stop labeling non-Muslims arrested in connection with acts of terrorism as ``insane’’ and ``frustrated’’ to enable them to escape justice.
``The Muslim leadership wishes to assure the government and the good people of Nigeria that it is working seriously and ready to co-operate with whoever wants to work for harmonious corporate existence of Nigerian Federation.
``It is our fervent du'a (prayer) that religious, political and traditional leaders of all levels will come together and salvage our dear nation from the shambles of corruption and greed.
``It is also hoped that provocative statements that are capable of overheating the polity will be avoided by all and sundry.’’
Khalid urged the Federal and Plateau State Governments to stop reprisal attacks by the public in the state.
``We call on the Federal Government to thoroughly investigate the case of a Custom Comptroller accused of supplying weapons in the state.’’ (NAN)