Prof. Sabitu Olagoke, the Dean of School of Engineering, Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, as well as Founder and Spiritual Head of the Shafaudeen in Islam Worldwide, has blamed the rising wave of violent crime and terrorism on the failure of religion and governance in Nigeria.
Olagoke said the inability of the nation’s religious and political leaders to properly use their influence to nip terrorism in the bud had resulted in the worsening insecurity confronting the entire country today.
The cleric stated this in a lecture he delivered on Wednesday on the occasion of the Shafaudeen Ishrat 2013, organised by the Shafaudeen In Islam Fiduniya Wal’akhirat.
Olagoke expressed regret that what started as isolated cases of violence in some parts of the country had now grown into a monster, threatening to consume the entire Nigerian nation.
He said, "So far, religion and governance have not been explored well to bring about solution to curb terrorism; hence, the eluding mitigation that aggravates the problem."