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Police withdraw wanted notice on controversial Bauchi Islamic cleric after Ribadu’s intervention


The Bauchi State Police Command has withdrawn the wished discover on Malam Idris Abdulaziz, a Bauchi-based Islamic cleric, for ‘contempt of courtroom’ following the intervention of Malam Nuhu Ribadu, the Nationwide Safety Adviser, NSA.

Recall the police in a Particular Gazette Bulletin issued by the order of the Inspector-Basic of Police on February 8, 2024, urged anybody with details about the whereabouts of the 63-year-old cleric to report back to the State Police Command or any nearest police station.

Nevertheless, the State Commissioner of Police , CP Auwal Musa Mohammad, yesterday spearheaded a peace pact signed between Abdulaziz and the Authorities of Bauchi State on the police state headquarters.

The peace pact was witnessed by the Director, Division of State Companies, DSS; the Commandant, Nigeria Safety and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, and the Legal professional Basic and Commissioner of Justice, Bauchi State.

The peace pact was disclosed in an announcement issued on Wednesday by the spokesperson of the police command, SP Ahmed Wakili.

The assertion partly reads “the Commissioner of Police because the Chairman of the Safety and Allied Company in Bauchi State, resolved to make sure that the communication hole that was recognized because the causative agent amongst others accountable for deteriorating the connection between the events could be addressed with out hesitation.

“He expressed his unequivocal appreciation to the Governor of Bauchi State Sen. Bala Mohammed Abdulkadir, for honoring the decision of NSA and different related stakeholders for the peace accord and maintained that the written dedication that was signed could be judiciously noticed by the events involved.”

“Malam Idris Abdulaziz Dutsen Tanshi ought to perceive that whereas he enjoys the suitable to freedom of speech, he shouldn’t use the pulpit as a platform to insult or make derogatory and abusive statements towards preachers/clerics.”

“He ought to try to foster an environment of peace and concord throughout the neighborhood by means of his preaching, no matter variations in opinion or spiritual beliefs. It’s, due to this fact, crucial that he respects constituted authority henceforth.”

The Command burdened, “We hope that this marks the start of a brand new period of cooperation and understanding in Bauchi State.”

Recall the Higher Shari’a courtroom in Bauchi had issued an arrest warrant for the Chief Imam following his refusal to look earlier than the courtroom to proceed his trial.

Abdul’aziz is standing trial earlier than the courtroom on offenses bordering on alleged incitement of public disturbance of peace and blasphemy.

The cleric was additionally accused of uttering blasphemous feedback towards Prophet Muhammad and a few notable clerics in certainly one of his Ramadan Tafsir periods.

Imam Abdul’aziz had gained reputation within the State for brazenly criticising insurance policies and programmes of the present PDP-led Bauchi State Authorities, a growth that didn’t go down effectively with the federal government.

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