Medina Attack: President Buhari Condoles With Saudi Authorities

President Muhammadu Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the authorities in Saudi Arabia over the bomb attacks that occurred in the holy city of Medina on Monday.

President Buhari said that the development was a desecration of all that was sacred and holy, as it took place near the Prophet’s Mosque, and on one of the holy days of Ramadan.

“The merchants of evil have once again shown that there is nothing religious in their mindless acts, by striking near the Prophet’s Mosque. It validates the claim that terrorism really has nothing to do with Islam. Purveyors of terror are simply agents of the devil,” President Buhari said.

He stressed that the fact that the Madina bombing came the same day as a suicide bomber struck near the US Consulate in Jeddah, also in Saudi Arabia, shows that it was an orchestrated plan to foul up the Eid-el-Fitr celebration.

President Buhari said terrorism no longer respects international boundaries, and urged nations to remain vigilant, “so that we can collectively beat the forces of darkness on the prowl round the globe.”

Around the world and around the clock, let us be alert,” he said, “And we would remain free and safe. With our collective resolve, we shall beat terrorism,” the President concluded.



    Three suicide bombers attacked three different cities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Monday.

    The attack that took place near the Prophet’s Mosque – Islam’s second holiest site – in Medina killed four guards, while only the bombers died in Jeddah and Qatif.

    Saudi Arabia’s highest religious body has denounced the attacks, describing them as a violation of “everything that is sacred”.

    No group has yet said it was behind the attacks, but suspicion has fallen on the so-called Islamic State terrorist group.

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