The President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adeshina released a statement on the issue in Abuja on Sunday.
The President deeply regrets the unfortunate loss of lives in the attack and commiserates with all those who lost their loved ones to the bad incident.
“Nigerians are a very religious people and President Buhari believes that the terrorists who wantonly attack our places of worship have willfully declared war on all that we value, and must, therefore, be confronted with all our might and collective resolve,” the statement reads.
The President reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to doing everything possible to eradicate Boko Haram, terrorism and mindless extremism from Nigeria in the shortest possible time.
He further assured all Nigerians that terrorism will ultimately be defeated and full security restored in all parts of the country for people to safely practice their respective faiths with liberty wherever they may reside in the nation.
According to the President, the constitution gives all Nigerians that right and the present administration will deploy all required force and resources to protect citizens’ right to freedom of worship.