The leadership of the Taraba State Forum of Islamic Preachers (TSFIP) has again admonished religious scholars who derive joy in dividing the people along religious lines to desist.
The group which gave the warning at the weekend in Jalingo while reacting to a recent video clip making the round on social media said Governor Darius Ishaku has been extending the much desired olive branch to Muslims in Taraba
The said video which has continued to raise dust in the nooks and crannies of the state is alleged to have been released by some Islamic scholars outside the state.
In the viral video clips, the scholars accused Ishaku of relegating Muslims in the state to second class citizens.
Not comfortable with the perceptions of the scholars, TSFIP who condemned “the grievances of some Islamic scholars” described such scholars as “intruders” stating that “most of them do not know Taraba State.”
it said the scholars “obtained misleading information, hence are unfamiliar with the real situation in the state, tasking them verify information at their disposal before reacting to douse tensions.
Led by the chairman, Mallam Hassaini Isma’il and the secretary, Mallam Muhd Sani, they debunked the scholars’ claim, admitting that “Muslims in Taraba are being carried along in the scheme of activities by the government.”
Stressing how the government have been “playing major roles in helping Muslims during festivities and other events that occur around the year the group said there was a need for adherents of the two major religions to “maintain their peaceful coexistence for the benefit of the state and country.
They also beckoned at the security operatives to as a matter of urgency roll out their security apparatus to track down such scholars.
TSFIP also urged the scholars to “watch some of their utterances as it may cause misunderstanding, warning them to disassociate themselves from Taraba State politics.