Buhari Media Organization accuses Christian Association of Nigeria of energizing Boko Haram islamist terrorists

1,007FollowersFollow

In a press statement to TODAY NEWS AFRICA in Washington DC titled “BMO TO CAN: STOP ENERGIZING TERRORISTS, HATE MERCHANT“, the Buhari Media organization said:

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has urged the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) to stop pushing narratives that are capable of energizing Boko Haram’s terrorism campaign against the Nigerian state.

According to the group, the insurgents could capitalize on CAN’s rhetorics to further drive a wedge between the country’s two major religious groups. In a statement signed by its Chairman Niyi Akinsiju and Secretary Cassidy Madueke, BMO said CAN is unwittingly playing into the hands of the terror group and its affiliates.
“We know that since Boko Haram killed Reverend Lawan Andimi, one of the leaders of CAN in Northern Nigeria, the association has increased its attacks against President Muhammadu Buhari, the government and the Nigerian military.

“The CAN leadership under its current president, Reverend Supo Ayokunle has never been a fan of this administration, but it has lately taken its opposition a notch higher with its allegation of an officially sanctioned persecution of Christians, just because of Boko Haram’s recent activities.

” We consider this a wildly outrageous claim with no basis in fact, and just like President Buhari wrote recently in an article, the terrorists are not known to primarily target a particular religious group, even before they attained global prominence.

“But now that their goal of seizing territory is far from achievable, having been repeatedly repelled by our military, it seems they now believe they can cause more trouble by driving a wedge between Muslims and Christians in the country.

“We admonish CAN and its leaders to avoid playing into their hands.”

BMO also wants religious leaders from both sides to be more circumspect in their reaction to purely criminal matters.

“We have seen how the arrest of a bomb suspect Nathaniel Samuel on a church premise in Kaduna with an improvised explosive device (IED) has triggered exchanges among a section of Muslim and Christian leaders.

“The ideal thing is to allow security operatives to do their job rather than insinuate meanings into the ongoing investigation. 

“We are urging religious leaders not to rise to the bait of terrorists and other hate merchants, but rather to join hands with the Buhari administration to deal a decisive blow to Boko Haram and its splinter group who are now taking a leaf from the evil propaganda of the global terrorist franchise, ISIS, to instill fear and inflame passion among Nigerians by attacking soft targets, the statement added.

Today News Africa
Today News Africahttps://todaynewsafrica.com
TODAY NEWS AFRICA is registered and headquartered in Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America. Our publication is widely read, respected and influential. By providing daily answers to questions our readers have about the people, the businesses and the continent of Africa, we are reaching a diverse and wide audience from around the world. Our readers, many of them world leaders, trust us because we are independent and truthful. Our advertisers understand the difference between news, views and ads. Contact us: contactus@todaynewsafrica.com

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Trending Now

U.S. calls for independent probe into massacres in Tigray region in Ethiopia

The United States government on Thursday called for an independent investigation following massacres in the Tigray region in Ethiopia.The United States said the investigation...

Trump campaign files appeal after Judge called legal claim in Pennsylvania “Frankenstein’s Monster” before dismissing it

President Donald Trump’s legal team on Sunday filed an appeal to a federal judge’s ruling that dismissed his campaign's effort to block the certification...

Biden announces foreign policy and national security team, including Blinken as Secretary of State, Mayorkas as Secretary of Homeland Security and Kerry as envoy on climate

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Monday announced key members of his foreign policy and national security team, including Antony Blinken as Secretary of State;...

Angry South African President fully rejects US allegations against him and his Phala Phala wildlife farm over treatment of animals

In a statement on Saturday, the presidency in South Africa said allegations against President Cyril Ramaphosa and his Phala Phala wildlife farm over the...

IMF chief to G20 leaders: jointly build foundations for better 21st century global economy

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva on Sunday urged G20 leaders to jointly build the foundations for a better 21st century global amid...

President-elect Joe Biden’s national security and foreign policy team praised as experienced and historic choices

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden announced key members of his national security and foreign policy team on Monday, including Antony Blinken as Secretary of State;...

Sex-bombing the continent: Africa’s most popular nude dancer, Zodwa Wabantu, deported from Zambia

Zodwa Wabantu, Africa's most popular nude dancer, has been deported from Zambia where she was due to perform.The government believed her lewd performance in...

WHO warns up to 5 million people could die without 150 to 300 minutes of moderate to vigorous aerobic activity per week

Up to 5 million deaths a year could be averted if the global population was more active. At a time when many people are...

President-elect Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden wish nation Happy Thanksgiving in moving CNN op-ed

“Like you, our family will hold on to our most important tradition: taking a moment to count the many reasons we have to be...

WHO urges African countries to ramp up readiness for COVID-19 vaccination drive

As the race to find a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine is showing increasing promise, a new World Health Organization (WHO) analysis finds that Africa is...

Remembering soccer legend Diego Maradona

World soccer great Diego Maradona died on Wednesday from a heart attack, less than a month after his 60th birthday.He died at home...

IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva heartbroken over passing of former World Bank President James D. Wolfensohn

The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Ms. Kristalina Georgieva on Wednesday expressed deep sadness over the passing of Sir James David Wolfensohn,...

Trump announces full pardon for Michael Flynn

President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced that he had granted full pardon to the former national security adviser, Michael Flynn."It is my Great Honor...

Biden delivers inspiring thanksgiving message to the nation, urges Americans to come together, defeat COVID-19 and dream again

U.S. President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Wednesday delivered an inspiring thanksgiving message to the nation, urged Americans to come together, defeat COVID-19 and...

Atiku blasts Buhari, says attacking him won’t fix mismanagement of Nigeria

Paul Ibe, the spokesman of former Nigerian vice president Atiku Abubakar on Thursday lambasted president Muhammadu Buhari and his ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), saying "Focusing on Atiku won't solve the problems Buhari, APC created for Nigeria."Ibe wrote: "The All Progressives Congress has validated the assumption that the major reason the condition of living has been deplorable under the Buhari administration is on account of...
error: Alert: Content is protected !!
Share
WhatsApp
Tweet
Pin
Share