- Ex-vice president has berated President Muhammadu Buhari over his comment on Boko Haram insurgents
- The president had on Tuesday, February 4, said 90% of Boko Haram insurgents are Muslims
- Abubakar, however, said that the insurgents have no regard for any religion
Former vice president of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, has reacted to the statement made by President Muhammadu Buhari on the victims of Boko Haram insurgents.
Legit.ng reports that he warned the president to stop rationalising killings in the country, adding that the Boko Haram insurgents have no regard for Muslims, Christians, traditionalists or atheists.
Nigeria's president had on Tuesday, February 4, said that 90% of the victims of Boko Haram in Nigeria are Muslims.
But the former presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during 2019 general elections, in a statement on his Facebook page on Wednesday, February 5, described Boko Haram insurgents and other insurgent groups as misguided.
He said the groups should be condemned unequivocally without labelling any religion in the country.
"We must not rationalise killings. Whether Christian, Muslim, Traditionalist, or Atheist, the killing of any human being, by Boko Haram, or any other misguided group, is wrong and should be condemned unequivocally. There is no compulsion in religion. Only love," he said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that President Buhari noted that the Boko Haram insurgents' focus now is to divide Nigerians along religious lines.
It was reported that President Buhari, however, added that both Muslims and Christians have been victims of the terrorists.
The president said this in an opinion piece made available by one of his spokesmen, Femi Adesina, where he condemned the terrorist efforts' to divide Christians and Muslims in the country.
Buhari also eulogised Lawan Andimi, a leader of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Adamawa state recently executed by Boko Haram terrorists.
He said that the insurgents have failed in their efforts to capture territories, adding that their focus is now to turn Christians against Muslims in the country.
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