Buhari speaks on those stoning for blasphemy

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President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his perspective on the ugly incidents Nigeria has been witnessing in recent times.

Some three people have been stoned to death on allegations of blasphemy.

Speaking on the matter in an interview with Blommberg, the President condemned such killings.

He noted that Nigerians cherished harmonious interrelation, adding that this was what should be protected and promoted.

He, however, noted highlighted a lesson in the tragedy.

He said, A: No person has the right to take the law into his or her own hands.

“Christianity and Islam, our two Great Faiths and their Great Books have far more in common than they have apart. Nigeria has a long tradition of tolerance that we must draw on, and we must strive to find common ground.

“What comes out of this tragedy is to cherish what we share, while at the same time respect our differences.”

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