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A Muslim cleric has called for the killing of Remi Tinubu, the First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. 

The cleric, in a sermon, noted that Mrs. Tinubu is an “infidel” who should be killed.

Speaking in Hausa, the cleric stated that “now, Tinubu’s wife is an infidel, and even as an infidel, she is the head amongst infidels.

“She’s the type that Allah has instructed us to kill because she’s among the leaders of infidels.”

The Imam also added that, though married to a Muslim, Mrs. Tinubu should be killed because she is a pastor.

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“She’s a pastor,” he said. “That’s how the Quran instructed us to proceed. Leaders of infidels, Allah has directed that they should be killed.”

The video of the sermon, which has gone viral, has attracted condemnation from Nigerians.

Reacting to the call for the killing of the First Lady, popular social media critic Daniel Regha noted that religious bigotry should not be tolerated or encouraged in the country.

He said, “Wishing death on someone isn’t cool, and religious bigotry should never be tolerated or encouraged.

“Religious discrimination remains one of our biggest problems in Nigeria. Many tend to play the religious card often but forget that we are first Nigerians before anything else. We have a long way to go.”

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In his reaction, Sen. Shehu Sani stated that constructive criticism of the government and its policies is permitted by law.

However, he noted that calling for the death of the first lady is “utterly condemnable.”.

Sani said, “Criticising the government and its policies is within the ambit of democratic rights, but calling for the killing of Senator Remi Tinubu by the religious cleric is unacceptable and utterly condemnable.”

For Ebuka Nwafor, he urged the security agencies to arrest and prosecute the cleric.

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“However, the security agencies need to invite that cleric and prosecute him with the evidence, facts, and proof at hand.

“Why are they silent after seeing the video?” Nwafor said.

Nwafor added that the “Muslim Muslim ticket is active, and the cleric says President Tinubu’s wife is the leader of the infidels.

“Imagine what Christians are passing through in Northern Nigeria. This is a serious submission.”

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For Olusopa James, he berated the North in his reaction when he said, “Religious cleric or religious extremist? I don’t see that extremist as a religious cleric. He’s a disgrace to the North.”

While Sizzle noted that the Islamic cleric walks free despite his call for the murder of the wife of the president, he stated that the entire village would have been set “ablaze” if the statement had been made by an Igbo man.

“I don’t support Tinubu or APC, but this is unacceptable. If an Igbo man had said this by now, his entire village would have been set ablaze by the army.

“24 hours later, DSS has not made any arrests. The actual Jihadi terrorists are getting bolder with their public utterances.”

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For Catia Kyen, she alleged that Nigeria will never be united because of the Muslims.

“This country can never be one, and the Northern Muslims will always be part of what will make that happen,” she said.

For an X user identified as Lord of Warri, he threatened bloodletting should anything happen to the first lady.

He said, “A threat to OluRemi is a threat to the Itsekiri nation, regardless of her political position or stance.

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“To forget that your own people are all over Yoruba land and itsekiri land to make such a statement.

“Try something like that; we will clean Warri and all itsekiri lands of your Muslim people.”

While Maryam Jidayi urged the federal government to begin giving licences to religious clerics, Towolawi Jamiu alleged that Remi and Tinubu are the cheerleaders responsible for sowing the seeds of religious divide in the country.

“The government needs to start issuing licences to these religious leaders, to be honest.

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The way some of them are misleading their followers isn’t funny,” Jidayi stated.

“That’s a very dangerous statement, but what’s my business? Remi, Tinubu, and other ruling class elements are the ones sowing religious and ethnic discords so they can swallow part of their own making,” Jamiu argued.

Supporting Jidayi’s argument, Ashabul Jannaah opined that “the government should consider implementing licencing requirements for religious leaders before they begin preaching. It’s disheartening to see how some of them mislead their followers.”

At the time of filing this report, neither the first lady, the presidency, the Department of State Service, DSS, nor the police had responded to the cleric’s sermon.

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  1. EPHRAIM NSM.

    February 24, 2024 at 10:50 am

    IF IT WAS A CHRISTIAN THAT SAID THAT, NIGERIAN WOULD HAVE BEEN IN FIRE 🔥🔥🔥 BY NOW. BUT IMAGINE NOTHING HAS HAS BEEN DONE ABOUT IT BY THE SECURITY AGENCIES. OH GOD WHAT A NATION WITH SO MUCH RELIGIOUS HATRED. BUT WHY CHRISTIANS ARE NOT COMING OUT TO TALK ABOUT THE MUSLIMS LIKE THAT, BUT MUSLIMS ARE SO BOLDLY TO COME OUT AND SAY WHATEVER THEY WANT AGAINST CHRISTIANS AND NOTHING IS HAPPENING. ARE THEY NOT ASHAMED OF THEIR SELF?

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