Former Military President, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida today raised alarm over renewed attacks by the Boko Haram group in the last four weeks in the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, which he said has raised the level of adrenaline in everybody.
In his Sallah message, Babangida stressed that the country has within this period witnessed the worst of human follies in the conduct of these avoidable carnage and bloodletting by persons that operate under the guise of religion and carrying out havoc to Nigeria and Nigerians sense of nationality.
In a Sallah Message titled, “Let us be Strong and Unite against Insurgency”, Babangida said: “Let me convey my warm wishes to all Muslims home and abroad for the successful completion of the Ramadan exercise.
“As much as one would have appreciated our efforts as devout Muslims who have observed the obligatory month of Ramadan, the incessant killings and bloodlettings by members of the Boko Haram leave a sour taste in my mouth. For want of no discernible ideology, they have continued to portray Islam in very bad light, making members of other religions to perceive us with scorn. Islam, which I was born into, some 74 years ago, is a very peaceful religion that preaches brotherliness and togetherness.
“It is a religion that encourages love, affection and respect for our neighbours and mankind. It is one religion that has an abiding influence on its adherents to cooperate with one another and promote peace in their respective communities. May God touch the hearts of these insurgents so that the untoward act of bloodletting will permanently cease. Happy eid-el-fitri to all.”