From Jimoh Ahmed, Ikare Akoko
The chairman Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Akoko Northwest local government chapter of Ondo State, Alhaji Basiru Aminu has called on the federal government to redefine the security apparatus in the country so as to reduce the high rate of crimes.
Sheik Basiru Aminu stated this in his address at the quarterly meeting of the Islamic umbrella body at Agbaluku Arigidi Akoko Central mosque over the weekend.
He noted that Akoko people are living in fears and anxieties due to incessant kidnapping , robbery and raping along Ikare, Oba Akoko and Ago Ajayi axis of the Owo/Ikare road which have make movement difficult because of the fear of falling victim of the men of the underworld.
According to him, government needed to be more proactive on security matters to relieve the people of past horrible experiences.
At the meeting, a member of elders forum of the Muslim community in Akoko, Alhaji Ibrahim Kilani noted with dismay very few Muslims participating in partisan politics in the state.
Kilani urged Muslims in politics to play the game with fear of Allah and make honest service delivery and accountability their watch word.
The Muslim leader urged Muslim voters not to sell their votes but rather vote for candidates with fear of Allah, honesty, commitment to the cause of the ordinary man and a good track record.
The meeting condemned the way some Muslims buried their dead relatives without following Islamic injunction, and rites as practised by prophet Muhammad ( SAW).