The Kaduna state Governor, Nasir El Rufai has disclosed that a new deadly terror group, Gausiyya has started operating in the state.
El Rufai also stated that the purpose of the religious censorship bill is to curb deadly groups like this from growing.
He said “We had a security report that a new Islamic organization called GAUSIYYA is springing up in one of our local government areas, precisely Makarfi,” the governor said.
“After studying the group’s activities, we understand that it is not a sect that we should allow to stay in our state. They preach contrary to the teachings of Islam and are gradually recruiting youth in the name of religion.
“We have decided to stop the group and their activities before they grew and become a problem for the state. Negligence is what brought about the Maitatsine in the 80’s and the Boko Haram insurgents we are now fighting.”
Speaking on the religious bill, the Governor said “The state government will not be responsible for issuing any license to preaching bodies or a new preacher who just surfaces.
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“A committee that will consist of clerics nominated by the Jama’atu Nasril Islam, JNI, and the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, will issue religious bodies permits depending on their faith.”
El Rufai has come under fire from religious leaders over the bill.
The President of Omega Fire Ministries (OFM) Apostle Johnson Suleiman has placed a curse on Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state, because of the bill.
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