Buhari condemns religious killings

Buhari condemns religious killings
January 02 21:06 2018

Ahmed Idris, Abuja.

President Muhammadu Buhari has said no religion or civilised culture tolerates violence, especially the taking of another life in the name of religion.

Speaking at separate meetings with with the Qadiriyya Muslim Movement in Africa and the Izalatul-Bid’a-Wa-Iqamatus- Sunnah at the State House in Abuja on Tuesday, President Buhari said 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 was quoted in a statement by his spokesman, Garba Shehu.

In his remarks, the leader of Qadiriyya Muslim Movement in Africa, Dr. Keribullah Nasir 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.

He said the reports of improved security in the North East and better harvests for farmers across the nation were clear signs of God’s favour on the government, urging the President to continually look unto God.

The Sheikh said the improved security situation in the country made it possible for ten million members of Qadiriyya, from many parts of Africa, to gather in Kano for some days for the commemorative birthday of the founder of the movement without a single incident.

The leader of the second group of Ulamas, Shiekh Bala Lau commended the ongoing drive for infrastructural development in the country by the administration.

He urged the President Buhari to continue to remember the lower segments of the population who look up to him to champion their cause.