President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, condemned the suicide attack on a mosque in Umarari village, in Borno State, stating that the Boko Haram insugents who orchestrated the attack proved that they are not Muslims but criminals.
“I am dismayed by the news of a bomb attack on innocent worshippers in a mosque in Maiduguri this morning,” the president wrote in an online post.
“This attack is yet another sign that Boko Haram is a mindless and godless group that in no way represents true Islam.’’
Extending his condolence to the families who lost loved ones in the attack, President Buhari asked Nigerians to stay vigilant especially in crowded places.
“I sympathize with all who lost family and loved ones in the attack, and with the government and people of Borno State.
“Nigerians should please not let down their guard. Vigilance should continue to be a priority, especially in public places,’’ he said.
He however assured Nigerians of the government’s commitment of ending terrorism in the country.
“The Government remains resolute in its commitment to securing Nigeria from terrorism and violence,” he added.
The president’s condemnation came after the Nigerian Army confirmed the death of 22 people in the latest suicide attacks near Maiduguri by two female carriers suspected to be linked to the Boko Haram sect.