President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to be merciless as he hunts down the insurgents of Islamic terrorist sect, Boko Haram.
In a statement issued by Garba Shehu, his senior special assistant on media and publicity, on Sunday, June 28, Buhari said the insurgents are cowards who lack humanity and compassion.
The President was quoted to have said:
“The terrorists are enemies of religion and humanity. No true believers in any God would target worshipers, holy places, or people who are fasting and other innocent Nigerians.”
Make no mistake about it: this government is ever determined to discharge its fundamental duty of protecting the lives of its citizens from physical threats from any groups bent on creating chaos, confusion, and on destroying social and economic life of the people.
No sane people who believe in any god would be destroying the lives of innocent people in cold blood, terrorists don’t represent any religion.
The pattern of their indiscriminate violence against innocent people shows that they represent nothing else but anarchy and devilry. They are cowards who lack any moral inhibition and any iota of humanity to reason compassionately and would not find Nigeria a safe haven, because they would be hunted down without mercy and compromise.”