Buhari condemns Boko haram’s ‘senseless’ ideology
Following Boko Haram’s massacre in eight Borno communities on Sunday, former Head of State and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), has described the sect’s ideology as devilish and senseless.
Buhari, in an unprecedented rebuke against the sectarian violence, called on the security agencies and the authorities to intensify vigilance just as he expressed amazement that the terrorists and criminal elements could still express themselves despite the heavy militarization of the region.
In a statement posted on his facebook page, the three-time presidential candidate and national leader of APC said: “We condemn the recent escalation of senseless violence in Borno State. Our prayers and sympathies are with the victims and their families.
“There is no justification for this wanton disregard for the sanctity and dignity of human life. Any ideology that trafficks in terror and violence is a devilish ideology that has no place in a civilized society.
“This is the time for our security agencies and those responsible for the security and well-being of our citizens to intensify vigilance in order to mitigate future occurrences.
“Because, it is inconceivable that despite heavy militarization, terrorists and other criminal elements are still able to terrify the defenceless populations of those areas.
“May God grant us the strength and unity to overcome this.”