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The Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC on Tuesday condemned the recent killings of Muslims by Masquerade worshippers in Osogbo, Osun State.

This was contained in a statement released by the group director, Professor Ishaq Akintola, describing the attack as barbaric and brutish.

He called on the Commissioner of Police, Osun Police Command to apprehend the perpetrators and ensure they are prosecuted.

He urged Muslims in the state not retaliate by talking laws into their own hands.

Recall that the masquerade Worshippers opened gunfire at the Muslims in front of their mosque at about 2:30pm on Sunday. Some of those shot were immediately conveyed to the hospital for treatment and one left dead.

Part of the statement reads,

“Egungun worshippers killed an elderly Muslim and wounded 14 others in Oshogbo on Sunday, 26th June, 2021. The Muslims were holding a programme in front of their mosque, the Qamarudeen Central Mosque which is situated at Oluode Aranyin, Ita Olookan area of Oshogbo, Osun State, when the masquerade worshippers came from nowhere and started attacking them.

“We are stupefied by this horrendous crime. It is a dastardly act.

“It is brutish, fiendish and barbaric. We call on the Commissioner of Police in the State of Osun to order the arrest of the main culprit, Kayode Esuleke and his co-travellers. Justice must not only be done in this case, but it must be seen to have been done.

“We appeal to Muslims in the state to refrain from attempting any reprisal attack. We have no doubt that the state Police Command will ensure that the culprits will not go unpunished.”

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