Buhari says church attacks politically-motivated | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News

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Buhari says church attacks politically-motivated | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News

Buhari says church attacks politically-motivated | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has said recent attacks on churches that claimed dozens of lives were politically motivated in an attempt to stir up religious tensions.

Scene after the terrorist attack at St.He spoke in Lagos during the launch of his book, Nigeria Beyond Buhari, to inquire into the future of the country and its leadership.Ifeanyi Okowa He may have thought that if he was the most popular candidate from the South, getting to pick the vice presidential ticket would be something close to a walk in the park.Anti-apartheid icon Archbishop Desmond Tutu is dead 26 Dec South African anti-apartheid icon Desmond Tutu, described as the country's moral compass, died on Sunday aged 90, President Cyril Ramaphosa said.

Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Owo, Ondo State where scores of worshippers were killed, maimed.Photo/FACEBOOK/rotimiaketi Gunmen with explosives stormed a church in Owo in southwestern Ondo state on June 5, killing 40 worshippers and wounding at least 60 others, in a rare such attack in the usually safer region.He observed that the Nigerian economy, from 1960 and before 2015, lacked values for national development.At the weekend, gunmen from a criminal gang kidnapped 36 people after attacking several villages and two churches in northwestern Kaduna state.But it didn’t happen.Three people were also killed in the attack, according to local officials.The economist dropped the hint while speaking on the new leadership style, christened, Constructive Age of Ideology (CAI).Nigeria is struggling to end a 13-year jihadist insurgency in its northeast, while criminal gangs in the northwest raid villages and kidnap or kill residents despite army operations against them.

“From the tragedy in Owo two weeks ago that shook our nation to its core, to the killings and kidnappings just this weekend in Kaduna State, it is clear that there is a design by wicked people to put the country under religious stress,” Buhari was quoted as saying late Wednesday.Wike must have had a dank feeling of being an unwanted man but it is not so.Although no group claimed responsibility for the attacks, Buhari said the assaults were politically motivated by “enemies” seeking to destroy the country’s unity.“We will not let them.The nation will not be distracted or divided by these obviously planned and politically motivated criminal outrages,” he said.But even Okowa went through some withering scrutiny because a vice presidential candidate has to be chosen as carefully as an engagement ring so that he can complement the qualities of the presidential candidate.Buhari, a northern Muslim steps down next year after two terms in office, and security will be a major challenge for whoever wins the February 2023 presidential election.

“The perpetrators are cowards; weak and wicked men with guns murdering, in cold blood, unarmed women and children at their places of worship,” Buhari said.Religious and ethnic tensions often flare in hotspots in Nigeria, which has more than 250 ethnic groups and is almost equally divided between the mostly Christian south and predominantly Muslim north.Ibori’s candidate was Mr David Edevbie while Okowa’s choice was Mr Sheriff Oborevwort who is the Speaker of the State House of Assembly.The government has said it suspected the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) group was behind the Owo church attack.ISWAP operates mostly in the northeast of the country, where it is part of the grinding jihadist conflict that has killed more than 40,000 people and displaced 2.2 million more.Okowa didn’t think he should allow Ibori to pick his successor for him when he, Ibori, picked his own successor without anyone else’s dictation.

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He is confused. Thunder fire una. Bring the political motivator now since you them. Oh! Not ISWAP again ? Oh! Buhari is failure of a man ! This is not the President's submission. We can't hv conflicting views from the Presidency on the Owo Catholic Church massacre. The information Minister says one thing, the President another one. A perceived confusion.


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