Islamic group wants separate camps for male and female corps members

The Management of the National Youth Service
Corps, NYSC has been asked by the Jama’atu
Nasril Islam,JNI, to stop mixing males and
females corps members in its daily physical
exercise at orientation camps as it violates
Islamic tenets and offends the sensibilities of
The Secretary General of the society, Alhaji Dr.
Khalid Abubakar, made the call on Wednesday
during a Peace and Unity Conference for
Muslims in Kaduna state.
Abubakar called on the NYSC to respect the
decency and chastity of female corps members
during physical exercises and other activities at
the orientation camps, and provide alternative
camps for female Muslim corps members.
JNI also noted that the
refusal of the federal
government to institute a
judicial process of inquiry tO prosecute those
arrested or accused of perpetrating violence in
the country was an indication of an insensitive
leadership , adding that the attacks and
displacement of Muslims in Borno, Taraba and
Plateau states have continued unabated as a
result of government’s inaction.
The statement accused the federal government
and the affected state governments of showing
indifference and nonchalant attitude towards
settling and rehabilitating displaced Muslim
communities in Tafawa Balewa, Bauchi State
and Zonkwa, Kaduna state.
The statement further accused the government
and the media of playing double standards in
ascribing terrorism to Islam.
It also blamed the media for exonerating other
religious bodies from such criminality, adding
that Muslims are being marginalised in almost
all strategic government establishments,
organisations and institutions in the country.

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