Saudi Arabia condemns boko haram atrocities

By Ben Adam Shemang

Saudi Arabia has condemned the atrocities carried out by boko haram terrorists calling those criminal and social deeds of the terrorists un Islamic.

Sheikh Abdul-Muhsin Muhammad Al-Qassimi, Imam of the Mosque of the Holy Prophet in Medina, stated this after visiting the Sultan of Sokoto in Northwest Nigeria and later, President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja.

The visiting religious leader praised the Buhari government especially in fighting boko haram to a standstill, saying that “boko haram members should be treated as terrorists at all times.”

The  Governor of Zamfara State, Abdul Aziz Yari who took the Sheikh round some parts of Nigeria also said the visitor was surprised that what they were hearing about Nigeria in Saudi Arabia was not what he met on ground.

He said the impression given to them back home was that Nigeria was under state of emergency with security agents all over the place but that he did not see any massive security agents on the roads.

Sheikh Abdul-Muhsin visited the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Abubakar the 3rd who also gave him some literature concerning Usman Dan Fodio.

Governor Yari said Saudi Arabia was ready to assist in Islamic education and would make e-learning available to Nigerians.

The Governor told State House Correspondents that Nigeria and Saudi Arabia have excellent relations and would work together to improve on them for the common good of their citizens.

Mercy Chukwudiebere