The Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) issued a warning on Thursday that insecurity in Nigeria might spiral out of hand.
The organization encouraged the federal government and states to take real steps to combat adversaries.
In a statement, the Secretary-General, Khalid Aliyu, urged authorities to seize control of woods and marshy regions controlled by criminals as soon as possible.
The Islamic leaders also requested that all criminals and gangs be apprehended and prosecuted.
“Proactive measures should be taken in nipping the situations from the bud, before becoming uncontrollable.
“We advise the governments to strategise and bring an end to orgies of killings; desperate situations need desperate measures,” he said.
JNI further called for the identification and trial of the “unknown gunmen” terrorizing the South-East.
For the region, they suggested the constitution of a joint task force to stem the rising tide of killings.
“Governments at all levels should act beyond mere verbal condemnations on security related matters,” he added.
The statement stressed that the spate of the horrendous butchering of human lives must be halted.
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