27th February, 2024




A man who said President Tinubu’s wife, Remi Tinubu, should be killed, has reached out to the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) and retracted his words. The man, identified as Sanusi Abubakar, who was pretending to be an Islamic scholar, has reached out to MURIC, withdrawing his wild, thoughtless, provocative, reckless and misguided call for the killing of Senator Remi Tinubu, wife of the Nigerian president.


Reacting to the press statement released by MURIC on Friday 23rd February, 2024, a man, identified as Sanusi Abubakar who was pretending to be an Islamic scholar, has reached out to MURIC, withdrawing all his wild, thoughtless, provocative, reckless and misguided calls for the killing of Senator Remi Tinubu, the wife of Mr President.


MURIC headquarters had condemned and disowned the man in its statement on Friday, the same day that he made his senseless call.


In a 2 minutes, 24 seconds video clip sent to the Sokoto Chapter of MURIC on Monday, 26th February, 2024, Sanusi Abubakar completely and entirely retracted his offensive statements which were capable of breeding mayhem, social combustion and religious unrest of unknown proportions.


Commenting on the video clip, on Monday 26th February, 2024, the Kano State Chairman of the rights group,  Malam Hassan Sani Indabawa said, “The man apparently realised his egregious gaffe by reaching out to MURIC to register the withdrawal of his wild call by agreeing with MURIC that, his teachings are misleading, his claims are false and his extremist views are capable of pushing some ignorant youths into unnecessary violence.


“The man further admitted that his claims were unislamic and without any basis in Islam. He claimed to have been driven by political considerations, and had made the wild statement during the 2023 presidential campaign, thus exposing how some Nigerians are being influenced by desperate and unscrupulous politicians who sponsor misguided elements to propagate hate and divisive politics on the pulpit.


“MURIC calls on Muslim and Christian leadership in Nigeria to critically look into the involvement of some clerics in partisan politics by devising ways and means of regulating their sermons and preachings in order to avoid hate campaigns and instead, encourage them to promote understanding and peaceful coexistence.


“MURIC further observed how some clerics, out of desperation for fame and material gratification, succumb to involvement in partisan politics, thereby attracting disgrace and humiliation to themselves in an attempt to serve the interest of some corrupt politicians. Those are the types of clerics who Shaykh Uthman bin Fodio (1754- 1817) identified as Ulamaul- Suu (the scholars of evil).


“However, MURIC notes with delight how the Sokoto man admitted his wrongdoing in remorse and regret. It takes a considerable courage and sincere intention for a man to admit his mistakes and pronounce his remorse and regrets. We hope Nigerians and the First Family will accept his apology.


“Lastly, MURIC warns other politically inclined clerics to desist from further heating the polity. We charge the security agencies to spare no effort in identifying, tracking and neutralizing the threats posed by such deeply partisan and unpatriotic religious fanatics, sponsored by some self seeking, desperate, reckless and unpatriotic politicians whose sole objective is to grab power at all costs.


Hassan Sani Indabawa,


Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC),

Kano State Chapter,

Tuesday, 27th February, 2024