Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has advised Muslims to reclaim Islam which he said has been hijacked by violent extremists whose atrocities portray the religion in bad light.
Atiku gave the advice on Wednesday in his Sallah message to Muslims ahead of the Eid el-Kabir celebration.
Atiku, who wished fellow Muslims a happy and hitch-free celebration, said protecting the image of Islam is the greatest challenge facing Muslims in the light of the activities of extremists.
He said the activities of the extremists have economically destroyed the North in particular, and disrupted its social life.
The Waziri Adamawa called for rigorous scrutiny and vigilance to guard against the influence of extremism, including exposing innocent students and followers to their virulent ideas.topics from