Former vice president, Atiku Abubakar on Friday, appealed to fellow Muslims to retrieve and reclaim their hijacked religion from Boko Haram.
He said it was obvious that the terror group is keen on destroying the peace and unity of the nation.
Atiku made the remarks via his Twitter account.
He tweeted: “I pray for peace and love in our homes and country this Sallah #EidMubarak. I urge Muslims to reclaim the religion which is being hijacked by violent extremists whose atrocities portray Islam in bad light.
“The activities of these violent extremists have economically destroyed the North in particular the Northeast and disrupted its social life.
“We Muslims must show increased commitment to peaceful coexistence in line with the demands of the Muslim faith & Nigeria’s complex diversity.
“Love and peace should not only be preached, but must also be put into practice for the sake of sustaining the peace in our land.”