Boko Haram Islamist militants not Muslims but terrorists, Buhari presidency replies enraged Christian Association of Nigeria

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Simon Ateba is Chief White House Correspondent for Today News Africa. Simon covers President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, the U.S. government, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions in Washington D.C. and New York City.

In a statement on Tuesday, the presidency in Nigeria said President Muhammadu Buhari was working day and night to free Christians abducted by Boko Haram Islamist militants.

In a response to the Christian Association of Nigeria that the President, a devout Muslim, who not doing enough to protect Christians, Spokesman Garba Shehu said Boko Haram members should be seen as terrorists and not Muslims.

He wrote: “Yet, to continue to see these happenings solely in religious terms – removed from social, economic and environmental factors – simplifies complexities that must be heeded.  Not seeing them as they should be is exactly what the terrorists and groups wish: they want Nigerians to see their beliefs as reason to turn against one another”.

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Simon Ateba

Simon Ateba is Chief White House Correspondent for Today News Africa. Simon covers President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, the U.S. government, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions in Washington D.C. and New York City.

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