The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has warned Muslim youths in the country against protesting the killing of Iran’s General Qassim Soleimani.
Kemifilani reported that some Shiite youths took to the streets of Abuja, burning the US flag in protest against the US for killing Soleimani via airstrike.
Reacting to the development, Ibrahim Aselemi, the council’s Head of Media, advised youths against allowing their emotions get the better of them. According to him, the issue between Iran and USA can be solved via dialogue.
The statement read in parts:
“The attention of NSCIA has been drawn to a planned peaceful protest by some Muslim youths in the country to vent their anger over the killing of Iranian top military commander, Gen. Qasem Soleimani in Iraq.
“Although protests are an integral part of civil democracy all over the world, NSCIA believes that the timing is wrong.”