Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State has condemned the recent killings in Tsanwa and Dankar Villages of Batsari Local Government Area of the state as “ignorance, barbaric and animalistic”.
Masari stated this during a two-day seminar/training exercise organised for Islamic clerics by the Katsina State chapter of the Jama’atul Nasril Islam on Tuesday in Katsina.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the exercise was organised for clerics and Chief Imams of Juma’at Mosques in the state.
Masari charged the clerics to intensify efforts in their sermons to preach against the ungodly acts by the perpetrators, pointing out that the killings boiled down to ignorance.
He noted that the importance of Friday sermons for the Muslim Community cannot be over-emphasised, stressing that it is aimed to educate and enlighten the faithfuls in their relationship with Almighty God and their fellow being.
Masri said: “It is really unfortunate. All these killings is because of ignorance. No sensible person who is educated and enlightened would indulge in this barbaric and animalistic act.
“Imagine how a normal person can attack a village, lock up children and women in a room, set fire on them to burn to ashes.”
The governor pledged that all hands are on deck to fight the evil acts, including rape, prostitution, drug abuse and alcoholism, among others in the state.
He reiterated the state government’s commitment to partner with religious and traditional institutions to fight immorality.