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Underlying Factor Of Boko Haram Is Religion, Islamization Of Nigeria – Oritsejafor Insists

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Ayo Oritsejafor-Boko HaramPresident of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, has maintained that the underlining factor for the deadly Boko Haram massacres in Nigeria is based on religion and plans to Islamize Nigeria and not poverty, as widely postulated by some people.

Oritsejafor, who spoke at the Christians Elders Forum of Northern States (NOSCEF) National Conference 2014 in Abuja with the theme “Voices Against Violence”, said that Boko Haram is a phase of problems that have always existed in the northern part of the country.

The CAN president, who said he believes in the unity of Nigeria, stressed that truth is the foundation of every relationship and it must be told because the insurgents are out to establish an Islamic state in Nigeria.

“As Nigerians, we must face the truth that the underlining factor of Boko Haram is religion, an ideology. There must be a superior ideology to counter it by Muslim clerics who they believe in.

“The Muslim leadership must raise clerics that the sect believe in to show them that Boko Haram is wrong, not just saying that Islam does not support violence”, he said.

Speaking at the conference, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, said that religion is a powerful force that could easily be manipulated and should not be the centre of political choices.

Welby, who was represented by the secretary for inter-religious affairs for the Church of England, assured Christians that Nigeria is in the prayer lists of many people around the world.

“One of our prayers for all of us involved in this critical situation is that religion does not become central in the political choices that we make. We are so aware that although most religious people are people of peace, religion is such a power force that is easy to manipulate by some politicians, who will like to use it for their own advantage.

“Religion can end up blinding us to both the good and the bad politics of political candidates. We have seen that in the UK where religion is used by politicians for an agenda which is not for the benefit of all.

“And what we are discovering in Britain is the need for leaders who can be driven by the best religious value. We will allow the best values from our religious faith to dictate how we are going to do in the political arena. We are going to work for the common good of all people, whatever our religious background”, he stated.

The chairman of NOSCEF, Olaiya Phillips, who lamented that over 2,000 Christians have been killed in northern Nigeria in 2014 alone, demanded that the federal government and the military start putting effective pressure on Boko Haram to stop killing innocent Nigerians.

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  1. Sanusi A Yaradua

    July 3, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    Even attacks on Islamic clerics and mosques are all underlying factors to Islamize Nigeria? This thug is catastrophic!

  2. Halliru Dikko

    July 3, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    And so what you. Go ahead and chritianize Nigeria if you can,fool.

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Nigeria’s Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

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Nigeria's Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

Communications minister, Isa Pantami

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has announced the loss of his 13-year-old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali.

The Minister took to his Twitter account on Monday night to announce this sad news.

Pantami stated that the funeral prayer for the deceased will be conducted in Abuja on Tuesday at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2.

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The post by the minister announcing the incident reads; “Inna lil Laahi wa inna ilaiHi Rajiun! My 13-year old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali (Amal) passed away just a moment ago.

“Due to some necessities, funeral prayer tomorrow at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2, immediately after Zuhr prayer In sha Allah. May Allah forgive and be merciful to her.”

 

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

Governor Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has imposed a 24-hour total curfew for two weeks on some parts of Port-Harcourt, the state capital.

The Governor made this known during a broadcast on Sunday where he noted that the curfew begins from Monday 23rd November 2020.

The statement noted that the upsurge noticed by the state government in cases of cult activities, other forms of violence, and killings is responsible for the curfew.

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Wike in the statement declared that the entire area along and around the Okoro-nodu flyover up to a one-kilometre radius from Saint Emmanuel Anglican Church, Rumuokoro, extending to the Rumuodomaya Slaughter and Local Government daily market will be affected.

He added that no form of trading, human or vehicular movement is allowed in the affected areas until further notice.

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

Bello Matawalle

Governor of Zamafara, Bello Matawalle has announced the release of 11 kidnapped victims.

According to reports, ten of the victims were male and a female from Bukkuyum Local Government Area.

Matawalle received the rescued kidnapped victims on Saturday night at the Government House in Gusau, the state capital.

The Commissioner of Security and Home Affairs, Abubakar Muhammed Dauran revealed that the victims were released without paying a ransom.

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He stated they were released as a result of the peace initiative and stakeholders meeting summoned by Governor Matawalle with all critical stakeholders from Bukkuyum Local Government Area on Thursday.

Governor Matawalle assured that his administration will not rest on its oars until total peace is achieved in all parts of the state.

 

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