LAGOS, (CAJ News) – THE Muslim Public Affairs Centre (MPAC) has questioned the commitment by police to resolve cases on members of the public killed over alleged incidents of blasphemy against the Prophet Muhammad.
This follows the death of eight people in Zamfara State, in what Disu Kamor, MPAC Executive Chairman, said was yet another sad reminder that,despite best efforts, the country was still living in a dysfunctional society where some continued to show abno respect for human life and therule of law.
“Also, the police authorities seem to continuously demonstrate it’s lackof ability to prevent these ugly incidents on good and robust intelligencework,” Kamor said in Lagos.
“They continuously show they lack the power to enforce the law in theseinstances and deal ruthlessly with the criminals or bring them to justice.”Kamor added
“this ugly pattern” was “a terrible indictment” on the force.He meanwhile expressed outrage at the latest killings.
The criminal actions of these habitual murderers, their mindless resolveto take human life, and the fact that they eventually succeeded in extrajudicially taking 8 innocent lives are clear testimonies to their savageryand collective insanity,” said Kamor.
He offered prayers and condolences to the victims, families and friends.“I also pray that the perpetrators are (seen to be) swiftly brought tojustice.”
– CAJ News