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President Buhari condemns attacks on places of worship

06 July 2015, 06:54

Abuja - President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the reported dastardly bomb attack at a church on the outskirts of Potiskum, Yobe, on Sunday.

This is contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.

According to the statement, Buhari deeply regrets the unfortunate loss of lives in the attack and commiserates with all those who lost loved ones in the incident which also caused needless injury to others and damage to the church building.

"The President wholly condemns the resumption of attacks by terrorists on places of worship-- which are highly revered places of prayer and communion with God for most Nigerians.

Also read: Boko Haram kills nearly 170 in Borno State

"Nigerians are a very religious people and President Buhari believes that the terrorists who wantonly attack our places of worship have willfully declared war on all that we value, and must, therefore, be confronted with all our might and collective resolve," the statement said.

The President reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to doing everything possible to eradicate Boko Haram, terrorism and mindless extremism from Nigeria in the shortest possible time.

He further assured all Nigerians that terrorism would ultimately be defeated and full security restored in all parts of the country for people to safely practice their respective faiths with liberty wherever they may reside in the nation.

According to the President, the constitution gives all Nigerians that right and the present administration will deploy all required force and resources to protect citizens’ right to freedom of worship.



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