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Osinbajo blasts Apostles of hatred

Nigeria’s Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has blamed bad religious doctrines for increased terrorism, violence and armed conflicts around the world.
The Vice President made the observation at a meeting on Wednesday with 200 world religious leaders in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.
He advised the clerics to do all within their power to disqualify all apostles of hatred and bad doctrines across the world.
Professor Osinbajo says the government is determined to protect the sanctity of every human and their right to belong to any religion.
World leaders have moved away from talk to downright action over the last decade to confront the issue of religious extremism.
Various forms of violence have risen owing to bad doctrines, a development that prompted the meeting of world religious leaders, with participants seeking ways that religions could work for global peace.
The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan and the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, agreed that the central concern for Nigeria is to uphold her unity and peace through religion.
The high-level international inter-religious gathering will also consider how religions could positively affect and encourage efforts to foster social harmony and economic progress.
Nigeria has in the last six years continued to tackle insurgency by Boko Haram terrorist group which has attacked communities in the northeast.
The Islamic group said it wanted to establish an Islamic State and bring an end to Western education in the region.