The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), an Islamic human rights advocacy group, Thursday called for compensation for the Fulani victims of reprisals following the attack on worshippers at the St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo, Ondo State.
MURIC, in a statement by its director, Professor Ishaq Akintola, urged the Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu to compensate the Fulani victims.
“Those who lost property should be compensated. Some form of relief should also be provided for families of those who were killed among them,” the statement said. MURIC also appealed to Nigerians to be circumspect, “to avoid jumping to conclusions and, most importantly, to stop ethnic profiling and hasty judgement.”
“There are criminals in all tribes just as there are decent people everywhere. Tribes do not commit crimes. It is individuals who do,” the statement also said.
The organisation also commended the security agencies for unmasking those behind the church attack.