Former vice president of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, has reacted to the statement made by President Muhammadu Buhari on the victims of Boko Haram insurgents.
reports that he warned the president to stop rationalising killings in the country, adding that the Boko Haram insurgents have no regard for Muslims, Christians, traditionalists or atheists.
President Buhari had on Tuesday, February 4, said that 90% of the victims of Boko Haram in Nigeria are Muslims.
But the former presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during 2019 general elections, in a statement on his Facebook page on Wednesday, February 5, described Boko Haram insurgents and other insurgent groups as misguided.
He said the groups should be condemned unequivocally without labelling any religion in the country.
“We must not rationalise killings. Whether Christian, Muslim, Traditionalist, or Atheist, the killing of any human being, by Boko Haram, or any other misguided group, is wrong and should be condemned unequivocally. There is no compulsion in religion. Only love,” he said.