The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari, on Saturday condemned the recent terrorist attacks in Kano and Jos.
This is contained in a statement made available to journalists in Lagos by the APC.
Mr. Buhari, in the statement, said that the two historic cities were known for their rich cultural and religious heritage.
“Once again, those who seek to influence our way of life, modify our faith and our most sacred core values, have struck, leaving in their wake lives brutally cut short, limbs badly broken and dreams forced to fade away.
“But these people, whose actions are not sanctioned by any religion and who subscribe to no known decent values, will not succeed.
“Our people are resilient and strong, and our nation is capable, based on our rich human and material resources, of successfully tackling these nihilists.
“No religion condoles the killings of such innocent people; hence we are sure these terrorists profess to none of the world’s great religions, much as they seek to mask their actions with the cloak of religion,’’ he said.
Mr. Buhari commiserated with the victims and their family members and prayed that Allah would grant repose to the souls of the departed and comfort those who lost loved ones.
“I urge all of us to demonstrate our time-tested compassion by providing support and succour to those affected one way or the other in their hour of need,’’ he said.
Mr. Buhari said that terror would be defeated, saying that all it required was the political will, uncommon courage and unrelenting determination.(NAN)