Anyone Killing In The Name Of Religion Is Insane – VP Osinbajo

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The Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, said on Sunday that people who killed others in the name of religion in the country were insane.

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo

Osinbajo, who spoke at the 2017 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration Service in Abuja, said President Muhammadu Buhari had always asserted that Nigerians should not be deceived by those who claimed to kill in the name of religion.

The VP, who praised the armed forces for their strides in the North-East, urged Nigerians not to forget the labour of their heroes.


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Osinbajo quoted from 2 Timothy. 2:3-4 in the Holy Bible, said the military would bring back sanity to Southern Kaduna.

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He said, “We remember our departed military heroes. Against the Boko Haram, they stood side by side and fought the insurgents. The President said and I quote, ‘The military that I joined never recognised tribe or religion, we fought side by side. We must never be deceived by those who kill in the name of religion. Anyone who kills another, and says God is great, is insane. He does not understand what he is saying.’

“Today, we celebrate our fallen heroes. We do so with the wisdom of the scriptures. The battles they fought against are the battles to ensure that good prevails over evil in Nigeria.

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“Many of our soldiers died in the North-East. At some point, this evil ideology of the Boko Haram had taken over 14 Local Government Areas in this country, before the military engaged them and won.

“Soldiers occupy a special place in the gospel of Jesus Christ. The military profession is the only profession to which the saints are compared.”

The Prelate, Methodist Church, Dr. Emeka Uche, in his sermon on the occasion, urged the political office holders and Nigerians to shun corruption in their daily lives and embrace righteousness.

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