Nigeria: President Muhammadu Buhari condemns Saudi Arabian attack
By Mohammad Ibrahim
President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned Monday’s suicide bombing that killed four persons in Medina, Saudi Arabia’s second holiest city.
President Buhari in message to Saudi authorities said the development was a desecration of all that was sacred and holy, as it took place near the Prophet’s Mosque and on one of the holy days of Ramadan.
Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the president , Femi Adesina, quoted the president as saying “The merchants of evil have once again shown that there is nothing religious in their mindless acts, by striking near the Prophet’s Mosque.It validates the claim that terrorism really has nothing to do with Islam. Purveyors of terror are simply agents of the devil.
"The fact that the Medina bombing came the same day a suicide bomber struck near the United States Consulate in Jeddah, also in Saudi Arabia, showed that it was an orchestrated plan to foul up the Eid-el-Fitr celebration.”He urged nations to remain vigilant, saying: “so that we can collectively beat the forces of darkness on the prowl round the globe.
"Stressing that terrorism no longer respects international boundaries, he charged humanity to rise as one body “to excise this vermin from our body polity, and assert our liberty from those who pander to base and vicious instincts.”
“With our collective resolve, we shall beat terrorism. Around the world and around the clock, let us be alert. And we would remain free and safe,” he stated.