Mus­lim com­mu­nity con­demns killing of evan­ge­list

Daily Trust - - ASO CHRONICLE - By Taiwo Adeniyi

The Chair­man of Kubwa Mus­lim Com­mu­nity, Engr. Ab­dul­lahi Suleiman, has con­demned the grue­some killing of an as­sis­tant pas­tor of the Re­deemed Chris­tian Church of God (RCCG), say­ing Is­lam does not con­done such in­hu­mane act.

Engr. Suleiman de­scribed the death as un­for­tu­nate ad­ding that Is­lam con­demns any killing.

“Un­for­tu­nately, it has hap­pened but it is a con­demnable act. We did not cre­ate lives so we don’t have any rea­son to take them,” he said.

While sym­pa­thiz­ing with the fam­ily, he said ev­ery­body should stand against such act as it could have hap­pened to any­one.

He how­ever cau­tioned res­i­dents not to see the killings as an act of re­li­gious vi­o­lence.

“We hope and pray that the po­lice will do as much to get the cul­prits,” he said.

He said that res­i­dents re­gard­less of re­li­gious be­liefs have al­ways been liv­ing in peace in the com­mu­nity be­fore the killing.

Mean­while, the wife of the Vice Pres­i­dent, Mrs. Do­lapo Os­in­bajo and the chair­man of the Bwari Area Coun­cil, have paid a con­do­lence visit to the fam­ily of the mur­dered evan­ge­list.

Mrs Do­lapo Os­in­bajo, who is also a pas­tor in the Re­deemed Chris­tian Church of God (RCCG), and the coun­cil boss who vis­ited separately, were re­ceived by the hus­band of the de­ceased, Mr. Olawale Elisha at their res­i­dence in Gbazango, Kubwa.

In her con­do­lence mes­sage, Mrs Os­in­bajo wrote: “May her gen­tle soul rest in per­fect peace.”

The 42-year-old mother of seven, Mrs Eu­nice Elisha, was mur­dered while preach­ing around Gbazango-West area of Kubwa early Satur­day morn­ing.

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