Saudi King, Salman Hails Buhari Over Zaria Shiite Massacre

Saudi King, Salman Hails Buhari Over Zaria Shiite Massacre

By Ekemini Ekwere | News Reporter on December 19, 2015
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King Salman Ibn Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia

The King of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has reacted to the recent killing of hundreds of Shia Muslims in Zaria describing it as a fight against terrorism.

In a telephone conversation with President Mohammadu Buhari, King Salman expressed his support to the Nigerian government in fighting terrorism.

He expressed the outright support of Saudi Arabia for Nigeria in its ongoing fight against terrorism and emphasized that Saudi Arabia stands in solidarity with the African country following a series of recent terrorist attacks.

King Salman also emphasized that criminal acts such as terrorism are denounced by Islam and asserted his kingdom will refuse to become involved in any kind of foreign intervention aimed at destabilizing the security and stability of Nigeria.

In turn, President Buhari expressed his thanks to King Salman for the affirmation of his country’s support for Nigeria and said he hopes to visit the kingdom soon.

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