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General News of Thursday, 23 June 2022


‘Cowards’ behind attacks on churches will be punished - Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has made a vow to Nigerians that the people behind recent attacks on churches in the country will not go unpunished.

He said this on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, after the recent spate of assaults on christian worship centres across the country.

“As for the cowards, they will be punished for their crimes. We will bring them to justice. Rest assured that the full might of Nigeria’s formidable security and intelligence forces are involved in that endeavour.

“For now, I urge all Nigerians to come together in prayer-whether Christian, Muslim, or any of our great faiths- let us hold the victims and their families in our hearts and minds.

“Let us show the cowards who seek to divide us along religious lines that we will not be divided. Let us show them that Nigerians will continue to cherish what we share while respecting each other’s differences. Let us show them that Nigerians will never be bullied by cowards, extremists, or terrorists,” the president said in a statement.

Buhari added that Nigeria is a great country because it gives room for freedom of worship and religious diversity and those standards will be highly maintained.

“It is this diversity that gives Nigeria its strength. That is why Nigeria’s enemies seek to destroy it, by pitting us against one another.

“We will not let them. The nation will not be distracted or divided by these obviously planned and politically motivated criminal outrages.

“The perpetrators are cowards; weak and wicked men with guns murdering, in cold blood, unarmed women and children at their places of worship,” he said.

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