A national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, has condemned Friday’s terrorist attack on a mosque in Kano describing the perpetrators as “godless people”.
In a statement in Lagos, Sunday, Mr. Tinubu said that numerous attacks by Boko Haram on innocent people demonstrate how heinous and debased the group and those who sponsor it have become.
“So depraved, they have become heartless and filled with enmity against all that is good and proper. This was not the act of human beings,” said Mr. Tinubu, a former Lagos State governor.
“These attacks could only have come from the hands of those who do not know God or Serve God. This is the act of godless people.”
More than 100 people died and hundreds more injured after multiple explosions ripped through the Kano Central Mosque, near the Emir’s palace, Muslim faithful prepared Jumaat prayers.
The blasts occurred as the Chief Imam of the mosque, Sani Zahradeen, was about to start the prayers.
Mr. Tinubu said that the explosion was the handiwork of evil forces propelled by wickedness.
“No reason can be found for what was done except that BH (Boko Haram) has once again shown its lust for innocent blood and its disdain for life peacefully lived. Boko Haram killed people praying to God because the god of Boko Haram is Satan himself.
“Boko Haram seeks to scare and intimidate Christian and Muslim alike through wanton destruction. They may attack us but never shall this evil force subdue us. Christian and Muslim must stand arm-in-arm to face down this terrorist onslaught.”
The APC had postponed its House of Assembly primaries earlier slated for December 1 by 24 hours to sympathise with victims of the attack.
Mr. Tinubu urged Nigerians not to allow the activity of the terrorist group from creating hate and divisions among them.
“Nigeria can and will defeat this terrorist machine and those behind it. We have no other home. We have no other choice.”