Since some trigger-happy police officers attacked Rivers State Governor Siminalayi Fubara last Monday without cause or justification, there have been a lot of condemnations.
The Yoruba Muslims Community in Rivers made its stance about the political unrest that broke out in the state last week known. It also strongly condemned the State Police Command's alleged attack on Rivers State Governor Sir Siminalayi Fubara. The community called for peace.
In addition, the Rivers State Council for Islamic Affairs, a branch of the CIA, concurred in denouncing the attempted political coup in the state in the strongest terms possible and urging all the actors to give peace a chance.
The group urged all political actors, from the executive to the legislative systems and other stakeholders, to sheathe their swords and embrace dialogue in a statement released by the Chief Imam of the Yoruba Muslims Community in the state, Alhaji Abdulhameed Olanrewaju. The statement also stated that the state can only thrive and prosper in a peaceful and conducive atmosphere.
In addition, the Yoruba Muslim Community urged the political elites to realize that their actions during the storm have only succeeded in fomenting “panic, disappointment, fear, and sadly, a sombre outlook that the political tussle was about the politicians and not the people they swore to lead by bettering their lives and living conditions”.
Imam Abdulhameed Olanrewaju characterized the state governor's office as an institution whose holiness demands the respect of all people in response to the reported attack on the governor. As a result, he demanded concrete criticism to act as a deterrent.
Nonetheless, the Yoruba Muslim community in Rivers State denounced the arson of the Rivers State House of Assembly's Hallowed Chambers and asked the authorities to look into the events leading up to the unfortunate event.