President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday urged the Muslim community to make a strong statements that would condemn the activities of insurgents who kill around the world in the name of Islam.
Buhari spoke following the killing of about 150 men, women and children in Kukawa, Borno state on Thursday and also the recent murder of Egyptian Attorney General, Hesham Barakat, and the killing of about 70 Egyptian soldiers in the Sinai Peninsula by terrorists.
He strongly condemned the attacks in a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu.
He commiserated with families of the victims of Boko Haram’s dreadful killings in Kukawa as well as the government of Egypt and the families of the victims, reaffirming “Nigeria’s commitment to working with other countries facing terrorists’ threats to overcome the scourge of violent extremism.”
“No country can afford to be indifferent to the threats of terrorism because of its pervasive and destructive nature,” he said.