Nigeria: NIREC Wants UN to Stop Gaza War

January 15, 2009

Author: Abbas Jimoh

Source: All Africa

The Nigeria Inter-Religious Council (NIREC) has called on the United Nations Security Council to order for a cease-fire in the ongoing Gaza war which had entered the 20th day.

A statement jointly signed by the Sultan of Sokoto and President of Supreme Council for Islamic affairs (NSCIA) Alhaji Mohammed Saad Abubakar and the President of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and Catholic Archbishop of Abuja Reverend John Onaiyekan described the situation as "horror and tragedy in Gaza".

The statement reads in part: "On Thursday January 8th 2009, after ten days and nights of continuous violent atrocities in the Gaza strip, the UNSC finally agreed on a resolution to call for a ceasefire that would grant the people of Gaza some relief from their inhuman ordeals. This was a belated action, but it was better late than never.