President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, has come under attack over his claim that 90 per cent of victims of insurgency are Muslims.
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), on Wednesday, expressed its disbelief and interpreted Buhari’s statement as false and provocative.
The National Director, Legal and Public Affairs, CAN, Evangelist Kwamkur Vondip, who spoke at Abuja, said:
“No wonder the Boko Haram and other terrorists get more FG attention in the name of rehabilitation and de-radicalization than the victims who lost their lives, loved ones including those military officers at war front and those living in communities and the Internationally Displaced Persons (IDPs) Camps.e that the President understands the difference between the real victims and perpetrators of the heinous crime against the Church and humanity.
“No wonder the Boko Haram and other terrorists get more FG attention in the name of rehabilitation and de-radicalization than the victims who lost their lives, loved ones including those military officers at war front and those living in communities and the Internationally Displaced Persons (IDPs) Camps.
“First of all, it’s so disappointing to hear the President trying to justify which religion is suffering most from the grievous attacks of the terrorists. Are we into any competition with the number of the victims? Is there any life that should not be precious to Mr President.
“What is the source of Mr President’s records? He should bring out his records with figures and the Christians will present theirs! Is he calculating the figures of the killed terrorists brandished by security chief as Boko Haram killed at operations?
“We are so sure that even if Mr President combines the number of Muslims victims plus the number of the terrorists killed by the army, it cannot be up to half the number of the Christian victims of the insurgents.
“Now who are the victims? Or why do we know that Christians are the victims? For the purpose of those that are ignorant of happenings in Nigeria. Boko Haram from the onset did not hide their mission and targets.
“From their original name, the video recordings and newspapers reports on their operations confirmed these facts. The sole purpose of Boko Haram is the killing of Christians and Islamisation of Nigeria.
“They clearly stated that they were going to fight both government institutions and Muslims who will not cooperate and support the project. They did not stop in Nigeria but have gone ahead to partner with other international terrorists who share the same objectives with them like the Al-kaida, ISIS and the like.”
The religious body also disclosed that members of the feared terrorist sect, Boko Haram, who have been terrorizing the country have wiped away all Christian communities in most local governments in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe.