Buhari Condemns Potiskum Church Attack, Assures Freedom To Practice All Religions

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Nigeria's President Buhari speaks during a news conference after the Summit of Heads of State and Government of The Lake Chad Basin Commission in Abuja

President Muhammad Buhari has condemned the killing of 6 people in a church in Potiskum, Yobe.

In a statement released through his special adviser on media and publicity Femi Adesina, the President revealed his sadness at the incident and promised the administration would do all it could to end the attacks.

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.

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

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“President Buhari assures all Nigerians that terrorism will 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.

“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.”



Quo non Ascendam. Writer. E-mail: wana@360nobs.com

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