Ulama group condemns bombing in Davao city

The National Ulama Conference of the Philippines (NUCP) expressed condemnation to the culprit behnd the explosion at the night market along Roxas avenue in Davao city on Friday (Sep 2) night killing 15 and injuring 69 innocent civilians.

“We strongly condemn this act of terrorism,” said Prof. ALih Sakaluran Aiyub, NUCP Secretary-General posted in the social media.

“We, the National Ulama Conference of the Philippines, mourn with the whole nation on the terrorist bombing in Davao City that killed 15 and wounding 69 innocent civilians,” Aiyub said.

The NUCP Secretary-General said their organization expressed deepest sympathies and condolences to the bereaved families. 

“Let us pray together for safety, sobriety and unity. Let us be one nation in facing the challenges and in working together for the eradication of terrorism in our midst,” Aiyub said.

President Rodrigo Duterte declared the state of lawlessness in the nation following the unfortunate incident. 

The action is geared to increase coordination among the security sector of the government and intensify initiatives to secure the public.

Following the incident, authorities advised the public to be vigilant. There will be more checkpoints that will be installed to help secure the public and vital installations.

NUCP is an organization of Ulama with nationwide membership which engages in peace advocacy activities. It also serves as a voice of the Muslim ummah to speak on issues affecting the Muslim citizens in the country.