Former Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial district, Shehu Sani, has urged Nigerians to stop referring to soldiers as Muslims or Christians.
Sen. Sani, in a Twitter post, warned that such would lead to the sowing of religious seeds in the minds of the troop. “Referencing our soldiers as Muslims or Christians is a condemnable act. It’s divisive & toxic. The security challenges in our country demands a united action and national solidarity. Sowing the seeds of religiosity in the minds of our troops on the frontline is noxious & dangerous,” he tweeted.
It would be recalled that controversial cleric, Shiek Gumi recently made some religious divisive statements on the Nigerian Army.
“What I want you people to understand is, soldiers that are involved in most of the criminalities are not Muslims. You know, soldiers have Muslims and none-Muslims. The non-Muslims are the ones causing confusion just to ignite crisis,” Gumi said.
Sani, in his post, condemned the act of referencing soldiers with their faith.