Preach Inciting Comments In Public, Risk DSS Arrest, Zulum Warns Clerics

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Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum, has ordered the DSS to arrest any cleric preaching in public spaces and inciting the public against each other.

The governor, made the disclosure while addressing stakeholders at the interactive meeting on the security situation of the state arising from the sudden surrender of hundreds of Boko Haram insurgents at the Government House on Sunday in Maiduguri.

He said “One very important thing I want to discuss here is the issue of preaching in the state. If care is not taken, this will become a serious issue because I heard different preachers have started abusing each other.

He also said “I heard they are abusing each other in their preaching and i have ordered the DSS to arrest all of them in the state. The Preaching Service Board has been given all the powers to regulate their activities.

He added that they will not allow anybody to come into the state and begin to say things anyhow, be it Christian or Muslim.

He further said The CAN should write to us, the Jama’atu Nasri Islam should also write to the Borno State Government and the Preaching Service Board with a view to creating access for them to preach. This is very important,” Zulum noted.

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