Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has appealed to Muslims in Nigeria to pray for an end to the current security challenges in the country.
In an Eid-al-Fitri message marking the end of the 30-month-long Ramadan fasting period, the former Vice President expressed regret that the terrorists have shed so much blood in the name of religion. He therefore urged all Muslims to pray to God to defeat and destroy these evil doers masquerading behind the name of religion.
According to the former Vice President, the dark agenda of the terrorist defies any clearly defensible goals. He added that their activities contradict all the tenets of the Islamic religion, including the injunctions on the sanctity of life.
He advised Muslims to join hands with other Nigerians of goodwill to defeat the terrorists’ agenda of trying to provoke sectarian crisis by attacking the places of worship.
He said the terrorists spare neither Muslims nor Christians and that Nigerians must be united against them “so that we don’t play into their hands by helping them to achieve their agenda of seeking to divide and dismember our dear country by causing deliberate provocations.”