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Capitol Riot: MURIC asks Buhari to place travel ban on Trump

The riot by Mr. Trump’s supporters led to at least five deaths, including a police officer, and has elicited worldwide condemnation.

• January 11, 2021
Ishaq Akintola
Professor Ishaq Akintola

The Muslim Rights Concern group (MURIC) has advised the federal government to place a travel ban on outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump and allies over the invasion of the Capitol building on January 6.

MURIC’s director, Ishaq Akintola, in a statement on Sunday evening stated that the events surrounding the 2020 presidential election and the role played by the U.S. president is least expected from the country.

The group described the incident as a “debacle”, expressing it’s disappointment in Nigeria’s silence.

“We must tell America to its face that tyranny is colour blind and dictators can emerge from the least expected places on earth,” the controversial Islamic figure said in his treatise.

“There is no country which is occupied by angels only, least of all America. We call on FG to place travel ban on outgoing President Donald Trump and his key allies,” Mr. Akintola added. “It is hoped that other African countries will key into the idea. It just has to be on record that once upon a time, America produced a tyrant, a bully and an insurrectionist.”

Supporters of President Trump, following his purported inciteful statements, attempted to overturn his defeat in the 2020 presidential elections by storming the United States Capitol to disrupt the Electoral College vote count during a joint session of Congress to formalise President-elect Joe Biden’s election victory.

After breaking through security barriers, they proceeded to occupy and destroy parts of the building for hours. The riot by Mr. Trump’s supporters led to at least five deaths, including a police officer, and has elicited worldwide condemnation.

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