President Buhari has reacted to the brutal execution of 10 christians by Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists.
The Herald earlier reported that 10 Christians were executed by ISWAP insurgents on Christmas day, to avenge the killing of their leaders who were murdered in Syria.
The President who reacted through his spokesperson Garba Shehu, pleaded with Nigerians not to allow the insurgents cause a division among citizens by turning christians against muslims.
Shehu has issued a statement conveying Buhari’s message to Nigerians regarding this unfortunate incident.
“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,” the statement said.
“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.
“As a President, the collective security of all Nigerians is my major preoccupation and the death of an innocent Christian or Muslim distresses me.
“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.
“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.”