A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Vanguard Against Religious Intolerance, has cautioned against victimisation, persecution and killings of non- Moslems in the Northern part of the country.
The president of the body, Alhaji Salisu Muhideen, made the appeal in Kano on Monday whole reacting to the recent mayhem unleashed by the Boko Harram sect.
Alhaji Muhideen who was particularly touched by the experience of one of the victims, Mr Babajide Olawoye, described the act as wild, cruel and inhuman.
The NGO described Islam as a religion of peace, love and tolerance.
The group also disowned those perpetuating violence and vandalism under the guise of Islam adding that they were acting on their own.
The group urged Mr Olawoye and other victims of the insurgency to take solace in the fact that the almighty God would give them adequate compensation.
Narrating his ordeal, to reporters, Mr Olawoye said his travail started in 2002 when he meet his wife whom he eventually married in 2004 whom he converted to Christianity in Kaduna together with her siblings.
“Since then, her uncle had sworn to deal ruthlessly with me because I converted her and her parents to Christianity.
“Years 2005, 2013 and 2015 were terrible years gor my family as direct attacks were made on my familyby Boko Haram members. We escaped those attacks by divine intervention”, he lamented