Popular Islamic scholar, Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi has hosted Christian
leaders and pastors to the breaking of fast at his Kaduna residence in
the spirit of the Ramadan, and as part of efforts to foster inter-faith
During the breaking of the fast, the revered Islamic scholar seized
the opportunity to call on Nigerians to stop referring to the Boko Haram
sect as Islamic jihadists, saying their activities were rather
According to him, the activities of the sect were contrary to the
laid-down Islamic teachings both in the Holy Qur’an and the Hadith.
The Sheikh asserted that the five pillars of Islam were clear and “nobody can add or subtract from it”.
He also stated that the procedure of Jihad was clearly identified in the sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W).
“Today, we learnt that some people came out, claiming that they are
fighting the cause of Allah while they are destroying people who are
also following the same Allah. As far as we are concerned, Muslims know
the consequence of killing fellow human beings,” he said.