Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) today became the subject of serious diatribe for asking the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Bishop Matthew Kukah, to resign from the National Peace Committee led by General Abdulsalam Abubakar.
The group, in a statement issued by its Director, Professor Ishaq Akintola, had criticised Kukah following the cleric’s Christmas message to Nigerians, saying he should resign his membership of the Peace Committee to qualify to offer the kind of advise it offered President Muhammadu Buhari.
Nigerians however rained attacks on MURIC thorough various social media channels for failing to also seek the resignation of service chiefs, and for always creating unnecessary controversies.
Shehu Sani, a former senator from Kaduna state, said, “Dear MURIC, relocate to Bama and take on the BH.”
@ikerekumajek said, “MURIC again? Where was organization when Sultan of Sokoto talked against Buhari? Is it only when Christians expressed themselves that Akintola’s MURIC find its voice?”
@Saka said, “I’m a Muslim like Akintola of MURIC, He is not speaking for me. MURIC now constitutes nuisance to the social and political space.”
@Ezbaronkings said, “I expect MURIC to ask Buhari to resign for being unable to protect the citizens or even to punish those who kill!”
@yusuffadlay said, “Anyone else noticed that Prof Akintola grouse is more of Bishop Kukah being the secretary of the Peace Committee than the coup Bishop ALLEGEDLY called for. This man, Prof Akintola doesn’t represent anything Islamic and he is more of a Divisive Element than a Bridge.”