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Political Will, Courage Are Tools Needed To Crush Boko Haram  -Buhari

By Funmilayo Omidiji, Lagos – For the war against Boko Haram Insurgency to be won, Nigerian leaders require political will, uncommon courage and unrelenting determination.

The opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) made this assertion in a statement he issued Saturday.

Gen. Mohammadu Buhari, Former Head of State and the leader of the APC

Gen. Mohammadu Buhari (rtd), Former Head of State and Presidential Flag bearer of the APC

Buhari who just emerged the flag bearer of the party condemned, “unreservedly and with every strength”, the recent terrorist attacks in Kano and Jos, the two historic cities that were known for their rich cultural and religious heritage.

He stated that those who sought to influence the Nigerians way of life; modified their faith and 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.

“We will together see the end of them and their reign of terror. They have failed because Nigeria will remain strong and united in the face of what has now become an almost daily infliction of terror on a defenceless people.

“Women, children and the aged are not spared by these barbaric purveyors of horror, intimidation and panic. No religion condoles the killings of such vulnerable and 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” the Former Head of State disclosed.

The retired General who noted that the insurgents’ ideals were primordial and whatever cause they claimed to be pushing, hence held they would not succeed.

Still, he restated in spite of respective faith, and practice, Nigerians reputation as a people of deep faith and peaceful religious coexistence “would shine through, it will not diminish, it will not be forfeited.

He commiserated with the victims and family members of the insurgents and prayed God to grant repose to the souls of the departed and comfort those who lost loved ones, while urging the public to demonstrate time-tested compassion by providing support and succour to those affected one way or other in their hour of need.


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