The Muslim Media Practitioners of Nigeria has condemned in strong terms the killing of an innocent pregnant Muslim woman, Harirah Jibril, 32, along with her four children in Anambra State.
According to available information, members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, described by the MMPB as “Christian Terrorists”, reportedly carried out the killing.
IPOB has since denied being behind the killings.
The association in a statement by the National President, Alhaji Abdur-Rahman Balogun, described the killing of the woman and her four children, all of Northern extraction, on May 22, 2022 as barbaric, brutish and capable of inciting ethnic and religious violence across the country.
The association therefore joined other notable groups and individuals who have condemned the act, called on security agencies to fish out, arrest and prosecute perpetrators of the heinous act in the interest of justice.
The MMPN tasked all men of conscience, human and women rights critics and in particular the British Government and United Nations to condemn the ugly incident with the same energy they condemned other killings in Nigeria, especially in the North.
Balogun said: “Allah says in Qur’an 4 verse 93: ‘Whoever kills a believer deliberately, the penalty for him is Hell, where he will remain forever. And God will be angry with him, and will curse him, and will prepare for him a terrible punishment. -Quran, An-Nisa (The Women) :93.
“Harira remains murdered along with her four children were buried in Awka on Wednesday.”
The husband of the deceased, Jibril, had given the name of his wife as Harira Jibril, 32, and those of the four children as Fatima, 9; Khadijah, 7; Hadiza, 5; and Zaituna, 2.
He said: “They were coming back home after she visited her sister who was living in the nearby town.
|She and the four children were all wearing hijabs; that was why the gunmen targeted them.”