The Dawah Front of Nigeria has rallied 1200 delegates drawn from across Nigeria for 2019 Daura Islamic Training Camp where issues relating to Jihad and challenges of our time are slated for discussion. National Secretary of the group, Hadj Abdul Rahman Maku, told New Telegraph at the Abeokuta venue of the annual event that delegates have arrived from Ogun state, Osun state, Ondo state, Ekiti state, Ondo state, and Lagos state for the programme. The event, he said, features training and lectures presentation by islamic scholars on Jihad and the challenges of our time.
“Dignitaries for the event include former Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Alhaji Ambaliu Ishola; and Director, Insight Institute for Islamic and Technical Studies, Dr. Abdul Afeez Musa. Others, according to Maku, are the Chief host and Chairman, Board of Trustees (BOT), Alhaji Waheed Kadiri; host and National coordinator, Dawah Front of Nigeria, Alhaji Abideen Ladeji. “We shall, among other things, discuss the future of Islam as far as the South West Nigeria is concerned,” he said, adding that the group is already “seeing the effects and the significance of the programme. “Daura is an Islamic training programme which also features skills acquisition. Over 1000 delegraes are already on camp and we are envisaging more participants from across the country,” he concluded. In the same vain, Islamic scholars and security experts have called on the Federal Government and all Nigerians to be more security conscious, saying religious practices are best perform in a peaceful atmosphere.
The scholars, who also tasked President Muhammadu Buhari and the Nigerian Army to launch an intelligence surveillance on sponsors of Boko Haram, saying that the ongoing war against the terrorists cannot be won except efforts are being made to expose and deal with the sponsors of the terrorism in the country. Speaking at the Quarterly Da’wah Workshop organised by the Lekki Muslim Ummah in Lekki, the security experts many of whom are retired generals, brigadier-generals and security intelligence officers who have served in foreign peace missions, said there was need for the federal government to intensify strategies to tackle security issues in the country, saying that Nigeria would be seen as failed state if the military also fails in their war against terrorism. Speaking on the theme of the workshop entitled: “Dealing with the Insecurity in the Nation”, General Muhammad Ibn Umar Adeka (Rtd) described the lingering security challenge in the northeast as worrisome.
He said problem ought to have been nipped on the bud, calling on President Buhari and Army Cheifs to go beyond attacking the foot soldiers of the terrorists group and go after sponsors of the group in the country, saying the best approach to tackling Boko Haram menace are launching an attack on the sponsors. General Adeka said that Nigerians should continue to wonder where the supposed poor and hungry Boko Haram terrorists are getting weapons, foods and others in spite of the continued onslaught by the Nigerian Army on them.