“They have started targeting Christians to trigger a religious war – Lai Mohammed

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The Minister of Information Lai Muhammed as stated that the Boko haram terrorist attacks on Christians   and Churches is aimed by the insurgents to start  a religious war between the Christains and Muslims who are the two major religious groups in Nigeria.

He said this while addressing a news conference on the state of insecurity in the country on Thursday February 27th.

He also called on Nigerians not to allow the insurgent  sow a seed of discord between the two religious groups,  he appealed for all hands to be on deck  to  support the military in the fight against insurgency.

“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” he said

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