The National Chief Imam, Dr. Shiekh Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu has condemned the sporadic shooting and violent incident that happened at Nima and Mamobi yesterday, Tuesday, 18 January 2022, in the Greater Accra Region that resulted in the injury of some persons within the popular Muslim community.
Violence erupted in the area when two rival groups led by one Kumordzi, alias Ibrahim Hussein and Bombom, alias Ali Awudu who are said to always disagree on issues went all out on the streets of Nima.
Seven people have so far been arrested, five in police custody and two are on admission under Police guard.
Speaking on behalf of the National Chief Imam, the Spokesperson for His Eminence, Shiekh Aremeyaw Shaibu said the Chief Imam condemns the incident and described it as an eye-sore that must not be tolerated.
He said this when he met all the 16 regional Chief Imams at his residence at Fadama which brought together some prominent people within the Muslim community in the country.
According to National Chief Imam, it is about time the Muslim youth got something better to do for themselves rather than allowing themselves to be used as tools for fomenting violence in the country.
He said the youth must be told to shun all violent acts to help uphold the image of the Muslim communities in the country.
He said these acts on the part of some youth taking the law into their own hands by unleashing violence on innocent persons is wrong and worrying.
He called on the youth in the area and beyond to respect the sanctity of human life.
He reminded the youth that Islam brings hope to the world while urging them to eschew anything that is evil.
“Violence is not in accordance with the teachings of Islam,” he noted.
He admonishes the youth to uphold the principle of respect for human life.