President Muhammadu Buhari has explained why Nigeria joined the Saudi-led Coalition Against ISIS and dismissed any insinuations that the move had any religious motive, according to a Daily Post report.
“We were looking for solutions to our myriad of problems in the area of security posed by Boko Haram which has pledged alliance to ISIS and the Saudi-led coalition against ISIS was set up to confront and eradicate ISIS,” he told African Leadership.
“Boko Haram had pledged alliance to this terror group and I don’t see the reason why we should isolate Nigeria in any effort to eradicate global terrorism.
“It is all about eliminating the menace called Boko Haram. Having said that, Nigeria remains a multi-religious nation where there is freedom of worship as prescribed by our constitution”, he added.
The president assured that he remained committed to preserving Nigeria’s status as a multi-religious society where freedom of worship will be guaranteed.