Osama should've been captured alive-Adegbite

THE PUNCH Newspaper-Francis Falola and Kunle Falayi

The Secretary General, Nigeria Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs, Alhaji Lateef Adegbite, has said he would have preferred the leader of the al-Qaeda Terrorist Network, Osama Bin Laden, being captured alive and prosecuted.

Adegbite who spoke in an interview with our correspondent in Abeokuta on Monday, expressed the hope that there would be global peace with the death of Obama.

He said, “I don’t understand the circumstances surrounding his killing, but I think it would have been better if he was captured alive and tried so that he can tell his story to the world, because definitely he will have what to say.

“I expect that since the kingpin in the struggle has left the stage, all others involved in the struggle will embrace peace and let peace reign. We must all be concerned about peace in our nation and in the world.”

Meanwhile, a muslim organisation, Muslim Rights Concern, has warned the United States to respect the sovereignty of all nations now that the justice it sought over Osama bin Laden has been served.

The organisation made this known in a release signed by its Director, Dr. Ishaq Akintola, on Tuesday.

According to the group, the United States must cease to usurp the sovereignty of the United Nations, adding that justice must be the key word in the international diplomacy of the US particularly the Middle East. MURIC said the undue favour of Israel by the US must stop.

MURIC, however, reaffirmed its abhorrence of violence, and called upon “disciples of violent reactions” to embrace dialogue.

“The world must not deceive itself into believing that peace will envelope the world since bin Laden has been killed. Justice is the soul of peace. Nobody can deny one and still enjoy the other,” the group cautioned.


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