Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has described terrorism as an evil that must be seen as the common enemy of all religion.
He said that Boko Haram, ISIS and the rest fed on hate, poverty to exploit the people, hiding under the tenet of Islam to perpetrate atrocities, as “they are satanic.”
Osinbajo said that politicians played the ethnic cards during the build up to the 2015 presidential election by branding President Muhammadu Buhari a sponsor of Boko Haram in a bid to Islamise Nigeria, adding that as the threat of Boko Haram was being curtailed, people came to realise that they were being deceived by politicians.
The Vice president stated this at the launch of a Memoir written by former Governor of Ogun State, Chief Olusegun Osoba to mark his 80th birthday, at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.
“The challenge is for us to recognize this problem and destroy this evil, every evil can be defeated by the power of unity. The book speaks on power of building bridges, especially in a nation like Nigeria where ethnic card holds sway. We must never underestimate the power of interaction,” he said.