Buhari Condemns UNIMAID Suicide Attacks, Says It’s Punishable Before God, Man


By Sadiq Umar – President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the Monday morning terrorist attack at a mosque in the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) in which five persons were killed, describing it as “cowardly, criminal, unjustifiable.”

A professor of veterinary medicine was among the five killed by the suicide bomber while fifteen others people were injured.

A young girl wearing suicide belt was said to have entered the mosque where Muslim faithful had gathered for the early morning prayer before detonating the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) at about 5.30am.

Mr. Buhari, in a statement by Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, expressed sympathy and heartfelt condolences to the University Community, families of the victims and the government and people of Borno State.

The President said “the appalling attack on a revered place of worship and Ivory Tower shows that the perpetrators have no true understanding of Islam.”

He said “their despicable acts of terrorism are cowardly, criminal, unjustifiable and punishable before God Almighty and the laws of the land.”

The President reassured communities in Borno and others in the North eastern part of the country that his administration will continue to ensure that terrorism never triumphs over peace-loving Nigerians.

He reaffirmed the need for Nigerians to remain more vigilant even as the security agencies continue to use all means at their disposal to combat the remnants of insurgents and their sponsors.

President Buhari wished those injured in the attack a speedy and full recovery, and comforted families of the dead.




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