Mixed reactions trail New Zealand mosques shooting

Mixed reactions trail New Zealand mosques shooting

Following the deadly attack on two mosques in Christchurch in New Zealand, the world has been reacting in different ways to the inhuman development that left 49 dead with several injured.

Thousands of people took to their twitter pages to express deep sadness at the tragic event, with most commentaries bordering on racism and religion.

It is interesting to note that New Zealand is considered as one of 10 most secured countries in the world.

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A twitter user with the name Saheem Rasool asked why the attack has not been seen as an act of terrorism yet by the authority.

Donald B Kipkorir, another user on the platform said the United States president, Donald Trump, is always proactive when terrorism is carried out on people that are non-whites.

Abdullah Samir Ajarma stresses the need why the attackers really need to be labelled terrorists

Another said this incident is not going to discourage them from practising their faith.

Legit.ng earlier reported that police in New Zealand confirmed that there were multiple fatalities after shootings at two mosques in the city of Christchurch.

According to the police commissioner, Mike Bush, three men and one woman are in custody in connection with the shooting, BBC reports.

He said: "Police are responding with its full capability to manage the situation, but the risk environment remains extremely high. Police recommend that residents across Christchurch remain off the streets and indoors until further notice."

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Legit.ng also reported that Nigeria's former vice president and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections, Atiku Abubakar, expressed his condolences to the the families of victims of the mass-shooting that took place at the mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.

In a post on his Facebook page, Atiku said:"My deepest condolences to the families of victims of the mass-shooting that took place at the mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. May Almighty Allah grant the victims AlJannah Firdaus and give their families the fortitude to bear their loss."

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