The Muslim Congress (TMC), has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government and security agents involved in the fight against terrorism not to attach religious colouration to the war against terrorism but fight it holistically.
TMC while urging all the stakeholders to intensify efforts in ending terrorism in the country, condemned the suicide attack that led to the death of about 50 Muslims in Mubi, Adamawa State on Monday.
TMC President, Dr. Lukman AbdurRaheem who gave this advice in a press statement issued on Thursday while reacting to the suicide attack, explained that “the recent attack should spur security agencies to fight terrorism in Nigeria holistically without attaching religion to it”.
AbdurRaheem while commending the efforts of the Nigeria security agencies in the fight against terrorism, urged the Federal Government to beef up security in religious centres.
He said “We condemn unequivocally the dastardly bombing of worshippers in the mosque by the forces of evil called Boko Haram. We empathise with the people of Mubi, Adamawa State at this trying moment.
“We implore the Federal and State Governments to beef up security of lives and property.
“The bombing of Muslims in the mosque on Monday while praying has further justified the position that Boko Haram members are not fighting an Islamic agenda. What is playing out is the phenomenon of Muslim Identity Theft.”