President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday said Boko Haram’s attacks on churches in villages near Chibok, Borno state, on Sunday were attempts to instigate religious violence in the country.A statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Reuben Abati, in Abuja, said Jonathan received reports of the attacks with dismay and consternation.
The attack on three villages in Chibok area claimed the lives of 53 Christians, who on in the Churches for Sunday service.
“I urge all lovers of peace and unity to wholly condemn the resurgence of efforts by agents of global terrorism to disunite and destabilise Nigeria by callously instigating violence among religious groups,” Jonathan said.
“The President shares the view of the most learned Islamic leaders and scholars that no true Muslim will resort to the mindless killing of innocent people.”
It expressed the President’s belief that the attacks and other similar atrocities by Boko Haram showed that its leaders and members were misguided persons who used religion to commit crimes.
( Courtesy AGENCIES …….. Source …….. NEW AFRICA BUSINESS NEWS)