Boko Haram Is A Child Of Islam, Says Cleric

Boko Haram Is A Child Of Islam, Says Cleric

By ThisDay on May 17, 2014
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In a Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011 file photo, onlookers gather around a car destroyed in a blast next to St. Theresa Catholic Church in Madalla, Nigeria after an explosion ripped through a Catholic church during Christmas Mass near Nigeria's capital Sunday, killing scores of people, officials said. A radical Muslim sect, Boko Haram, claimed the attack and another bombing near a church in the restive city of Jos. (Photo Credit: AP/Sunday Aghaeze)

The President of Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN),  Rev Dachollom Datiri, has described Boko Haram as “a child of Islamic fundamentalism nurtured  over  the years by radical Muslim youth groups, trained and indoctrinated both locally and internationally by extremists to hate and kill Christians.”

Datiri, who stated this  Friday while addressing newsmen at the COCIN Headquarters in Jos, urged President Goodluck Jonathan to remain focused, steadfast and to look up to God for guidance and help in governance.

He said, “Muslims should note that they cannot and will not Islamise Nigeria nor achieve their Jihadist movement; therefore Christians must rise up and defend themselves and not give in to threats and intimidation.

“The federal government should as a matter of urgency apprehend and interrogate some prominent personalities and clerics in the country who are implicated  in one way or the other in Boko Haram activities” .

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