Press statement from the presidency
President Buhari has condemned the suicide bombing in Madinah, which occurred on Monday in Islamâ€™s second holiest city. Condoling with Saudi authorities over the reprehensible attack, President Buhari said the development was a desecration of all that was sacred and holy, as it took place near the Prophetâ€™s Mosque, and on one of the holy days of Ramadan.
â€œThe merchants of evil have once again shown that there is nothing religious in their mindless acts, by striking near the Prophetâ€™s Mosque. It validates the claim that terrorism really has nothing to do with Islam. Purveyors of terror are simply agents of the devil,â€ President Buhari said. The fact that the Madinah bombing came the same day as a suicide bomber struck near the US Consulate in Jeddah, also in Saudi Arabia, shows that it was an orchestrated plan to foul up the Eid-el-Fitr celebration, President Buhari asserted, and urges nations to remain vigilant, â€œso that we can collectively beat the forces of darkness on the prowl round the globe.â€ President Buhari stresses that terrorism no longer respects international boundaries, and charges humanity to rise as one body â€œto excise this vermin from our body polity, and assert our liberty from those who pander to base and vicious instincts.â€ â€œWith 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.â€ he said.
FEMI ADESINA Special Adviser (Media and Publicity) July 4, 2016