President Muhammad Buhari has called on all Nigerians to stand united against terrorism and to avoid unhelpful conspiracy theories that serve the interest of Boko Haram terrorists and ISWAP.
He made this known on his official social media platform today following the execution of some Christians and Muslims by the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) recently.
According to him “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”, he said.
He said as a President, the collective security of all Nigerians is the major preoccupation and the death of an innocent Christian or Muslim distresses him. “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”, he said.
He added that 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.
While he condemned this evil and wished to reassure Nigerians that this administration will not lower its guards in the war against terrorism.
“We will continue to intensify our efforts towards strengthening international cooperation and collaboration to break the backbone of these evil doers.