The Northern State Council of Ansar-ud-Deen Society of Nigeria, has asked the Federal Government to expose sponsors and those behind banditry in Nigeria.
The Secretary, Ansar-ud-Deen Society, Northern States Council, Alhaji Isiaq Sanni made the call in Kaduna when the Society and Yoruba community paid tributes to their late Chairman and President, Alhaji Liadi Adeyinka Olapade.
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Speaking at the 8th-Day Fidau prayer organized in honour of late Alhaji Olapade, the Ansar-ud-Deen Secretary said the deceased lived, worked and died in advocacy for a united and secured Nigeria through promotion of citizens education.
According to Sanni, “Alhaji Liadi Olapade was a philanthropist, the little things we have seen have shown that he is well loved. He did very well for Ansar-ud-Deen Society and humanity at large.
“Due to his passion for religion and education of citizens, which he use to say is the best way to fight insecurity, he accepted the nomination and represented the Northern States Council of Ansar-ud-Deen very well on the board of our University, Summit University.
“It is unfortunate that today, that insecurity that Olapade fought for still persists. Therefore, we are calling on government to put in more effort to the fight against banditry and other security challenges, because their current effort is not enough to address the challenges.
“Government should tell us those behind banditry, those sponsoring the insecurity, to let us know those who don’t want our dear country to progress, those who don’t like the government,” Sanni said
In his remark, the Guest Speaker and Missioner of Ansar-ud-Deen Society, Northern states Council, Alhaji Muyideen Ajani Bello, who was represented by the Chief Imam of Ansar-ud-Deen Society, Zaria, Alhaji Tajudeen Akewusekisa, urged Muslims to prepare for their exit from life saying, “We should all be careful and prepare for our exit because many good people have gone.”