Former vice-president of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, has warned against raising religious affiliations when Boko Haram killings are discussed.
Atiku made the statement while reacting to President Muhammadu Buhari’s remarks, that 90% of Boko Haram victims are Muslims.
Buhari had while commenting on the death of the chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Michika, Adamawa, Lawan Andimi, claimed the insurgents are using religion to divide Nigerians.
However, Atiku in a tweet on Wednesday quoted a verse of the Qur’an (chapter 2 verse 256).
“We mustn’t rationalise killings. Whether Christian, Muslim, Traditionalist, or Atheist, the killing of any human being, by Boko Haram, or any misguided group, is wrong & should be condemned unequivocally. There is no compulsion in religion. Only love,” he tweeted.
Recall that Andimi was beheaded by Boko Haram a few weeks ago after some days in captivity.
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