Acholi Muslims asked relatives to ‘forgive’ Abiriga killers, dedicate Eid-El-Fitr to peace, love

Acholi Muslim community during prayer on Friday. PHOTO BY MICHAEL OJOK.

Muslims in Acholi district has dedicated Friday’s Eid El Fitr celebration to pray for peace, love, unity and development in Acholi Sub region.

Preaching on Friday at Gulu public primary school grounds, Sheik Musa Khelil called on for his fellow Muslims to continue praying even though the fasting period is over.

Sheik Khelil also asked his fellow Muslims to form groups to benefit from government programs like Operation Wealth Creation (OWC) among others for households development.

Sheik Khelil observes that, the Muslim leadership in the Acholi district has also agreed to exhume and transfer those buried from the Moslem cemetery between Acholi and Cemetery road to Lawi Adul in Laroo division Gulu Municipality.

The move is aimed at paving ways for road upgrade and maintenance under USMID project on Acholi and Cemetery roads in Gulu town. The upgrade is worth shs68 billion.

Some used the day to sell their merchandises. PHOTO BY MICHAEL OJOK.

“The Acholi Muslim community in Gulu town should not be seen as saboteurs of development. I appeal to my fellow Muslim community not to reject the relocation of the cemetery between Cemetery road and Acholi road to Lawi Adul so that the shs.68 billion USMID road upgrade and development is done,” Sheik Khelil says.

Acholi Muslim community coordinator Sheik Ahmed Rubangakene also called on his fellow Muslims to continue praying for peace and forgiveness, saying the relatives of the slain Arua Municipality MP Ibrahim Abiriga have to forgive the killers of their relative, adding: “Allah will judge them for the sins.”

“I want to call upon all my fellows in Muslim religion to pray for forgiveness especially for the relatives of former Arua Municipality MP, Ibrahim Abiriga to forgive his killers because Allah is going to judge them from the crimes.”

Eid El Fitr also known as Eid Mubarak is celebrated annually after a month long fasting and praying among the Muslim communities in the world.



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