Sunday December 29, 2019
The President of federal republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has expressed dismay over the killings of innocent people in the country by the people who are not true Muslims.
In a statement signed by the Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President (Publicity and Media) on 27th December 2019.
President Buhari has called on Nigerians not to let terrorists divide the country along religious lines, following execution of some Christians and Muslims by the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP).
“I am profoundly saddened and shocked by the death of innocent hostages in the hands of remorseless, godless, callous gangs of mass murderers that have given Islam a bad name through their atrocities
We should, under no circumstance, let the terrorists divide us by turning Christians against Muslims because these barbaric killers don’t represent Islam and millions of other law-abiding Muslims around the world.
As a President, the collective security of all Nigerians is my major preoccupation and the death of an innocent Christian or Muslim distresses me.
The President said that a real Muslim can never kill innocent people which is totally condemned by the Qur’an. However, he also said that Satan can use both Muslims and Christians to accomplish his mission which Nigerian should try to avoid.”
“No true Muslim would be shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ while killing innocent people, an evil frequently condemned by the Holy Qur’an.
These agents of darkness are enemies of our common humanity and they don’t spare any victim, whether they are Muslims or Christians, and therefore, we shouldn’t let them divide us and turn us against one another.
The goal of these psychopaths is to cause confusion and spread distrust between Muslims and Christians, despite the fact that they aren’t representing the interest of Muslims or Islam.”
He also assured Nigerians that his administration will continue to prioritize security even as he is working tirelessly to put terrorism to an end in the state.
“While I condemn this evil, I wish to reassure Nigerians that this administration will not lower its guards in the war against terrorism, and we will continue to intensify our efforts towards strengthening international cooperation and collaboration to break the backbone of these evil doers.
I call on all Nigerians to stand united against terrorism and to avoid unhelpful conspiracy theories that serve the interest of Boko Haram terrorists and ISWAP.”