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    Nigerian leader condemns wanton killings by religious fundamentalists

    APA-Lagos (Nigeria)

    President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned religious fundamentalists who kill human beings in order to please God, saying that they are ignorant as they cannot please Him by murdering people.

    Speaking at meetings with the Qadiriyya Muslim Movement in Africa and the Izalatul-Bid’a-Wa-Iqamatus-Sunnah at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Tuesday, Buhari said that his administration would investigate and bring to book all perpetrators of mayhem across the country.

    The President said that no religion or civilised culture would tolerate violence, especially the taking of another life.

    A statement by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, Mr. Garba Shehu, said that Buhari noted that anyone, or group of persons, who unleash violence on the innocent in the name of a movement, cause or religion lack understanding of the ordinances of God.

    “You can’t kill to please God; and I know no religion tolerates the taking of another person’s life in the name of a religious movement.

    “There is never a justification for killing any member of the society. We have been tackling the Boko Haram menace, and we have made significant impact, and we will extend the measures to stop all wanton killings,’’ he said.

    Buhari said that the security apparatus would be consistently reviewed to check threats to the peaceful co-existence of all Nigerians and ensure the safety of lives and property.

    He said that his political party, the All Progressives Congress, campaigned on three issues, noting that his government had been consistent in ensuring that it “provides adequate security, fights corruption and stimulates the economy for creation of jobs”.

    In his remarks, the leader of Qadiriyya Muslim Movement in Africa, Dr. Keribullah Kabara, said the movement would continue to uphold the President in prayers for good health and longer life to pursue the course of building a stronger nation that caters for all citizens.


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