President Muhammadu Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari

Insecurity: Attack on religious worshippers unacceptable – Buhari

NEWS DIGEST – Amidst different attacks on religious worshippers, President Muhammadu Buhari has described the killings as unacceptable.

A statement on Wednesday by the spokesman, Garba Shehu, conveyed the President’s message.

Buhari said it was clear that there was a design by wicked people to put the country under religious stress

The Nigerian leader referred to the massacre in a church in Owo, Ondo State, and killings and kidnappings in Kaduna State,

Buhari said religious freedom and diversity are what make Nigeria great.

“It is this diversity that gives Nigeria its strength. That is why Nigeria’s enemies seek to destroy it, by putting us against one another.

“We will not let them. The nation will not be distracted or divided by these obviously planned and politically motivated criminal outrages.”

The President called the perpetrators cowards, weak and wicked men with guns murdering, in cold blood, unarmed women and children at their places of worship.

“Seeing the crowd of Nigerians voluntarily rushing to donate blood after the attack, thronging the local hospitals, even in the midst of mourning, I was proud of my country. I was filled with hope.

“As for the cowards, they will be punished for their crimes. We will bring them to justice.”

Buhari appealed to Nigerians to come together in prayer – whether Christian, Muslim or any of our great faiths.

He charged citizens to continue to cherish “what we share while respecting each other’s differences”.

“Let us show them that Nigerians will never be bullied by cowards, extremists or terrorists”, the statement added.