Boko Haram targeting christians to trigger a religious war – Lai Mohammed
The minister of information, Lai Mohammed said the reason Boko Haram target Christians is to trigger religious war.
He pleaded with Nigerian not to allow the Boko Haram group to cause stir between the two major religion in Nigeria.
Lai said this while addressing a news conference on the state of insecurity in the country on Thursday February 27th.
Urged Nigerians to join hands and support in the fight against insecurity and Boko Haram.
His statement reads ;
“They have started targeting Christians and Christian villages for a specific reason, which is to trigger a religious war and throw the nation into chaos. Apparently, they have realized how emotive and divisive religion can be, when exploited by unscrupulous persons.
Lest I am misunderstood, let me repeat: the insurgents, who delude themselves as Muslims whereas they are nothing more than blood-thirsty, rapacious killers who subscribe to no religion, have recently started targeting Christians with a view to sowing the seed of confusion between the two great religions.
This did not in any way signify that they have stopped attacking Muslims. But they seem to now have a deliberate policy of attacking Christians. Some have misinterpreted this to insinuate a systematic campaign to persecute Christians in Nigeria.
This is absurd, and very unfair to the men and women who are daily battling the insurgents”