The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs under the leadership of its President General and the Sultan of Sokoto Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar 3rd has condemned last Friday’s terrorist attacks in New Zealand.

The council’s Deputy Secretary-General Salisu Shehu said, in a statement, that the attack by the Australian citizen, Brenton Tarrant, on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, as Muslims converged for the Friday’s Juma’at worship, remains condemnable.

According to Shehu, in the attack that was unprecedented in the annals of the country, at least 50 Muslim worshipers across various nationalities were gunned down while more than 40 others sustained varying degrees of injury.

He said that in all these attacks and others, the religious identities of the perpetrators have always been downplayed because they were Christians, but that if a criminal who happens to bear a Muslim name is involved in a crime, his religion would be dragged into it.

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