Abuja - President of the Nigeria Senate, David Mark, condemned the recent killing of 60 worshippers in the Borno State, describing the incident as a "cruel and callous crime against humanity."
In a statement, the Senate President lamented the renewed hostilities by the Boko Haram insurgents at a time when people were confident the state of emergency declared in states affected by such acts was yielding good results.
"This is a crime against humanity. Nothing can be so cruel and callous than this," Mark said in a statement his Chief Press Secretary, Paul Mumeh.
issued on Wednesday.
"The continued violence, killing of innocent and unarmed people and destruction of property by the insurgents cannot be justified. There is need for the perpetrators and their financiers to make a u turn and embrace peace.
"It is only a mad man that throws stone into the market place or village square without thinking about the consequences," Mark said.
His sentiments followed the massacres blamed on the Islamic extremist Boko Haram.
“I know for a fact that no religion preaches violence or hatred. Every religion preaches peace and indeed harmonious relationship. So, nobody should hide under any guise to commit crime,” Mark argued.