Boko Haram: Suspend all political activities, Christian leaders tell Jonathan, others

Abubakar Shekau, Boko Haram leader

Worried by heightened activities of Boko Haram which has seen the group annex at least six local government areas in Adamawa an Borno States, Christian leaders in the region have called on President Goodluck Jonathan and the opposition figures to suspend all political activities to allow the Federal Government face the insurgents.

Thousands of Nigerians have been displaced by the activities of Boko Haram with residents of the areas captured by Boko Haram threatening to secede.

On Monday, a suicide bomber killed 47 people and injured many more in a school in Yobe State.

At the end of a one day meeting held at Bishop Shehaan Pastorial Center, the Christian leaders, in a communiqué issued signed by the Catholic Bishop of Yola, Stephen Dami Mamza, Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria, LCCN’s Archbishop, Nemuel Babba; Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria, EYN President, Samuel Dali Danti; and LCCN Bishop, Amos Yakubu, said Christians are being wiped out by Boko Haram insurgents.

The communiqué read in parts “The Christian leaders are worried over the recent takeover of six local governments in Adamawa State namely; Madagali, Michika, Mubi North, Mubi South, and parts of Hong and Maiha Local Governments by the insurgents.

“We are also worried that the Christians are been systematically eliminated by members of the Boko Haram Islamic extremists. We are forced to believe that the whole attack is a deliberate plan to exterminate Christians living in the affected areas,” the Christian leaders said.

The leaders said many Christian parents and brothers are slaughtered in the presence of their wards and wives because they profess the Christian faith while all existing Churches in the captured territories were completely destroyed by the Islamic Insurgents.

“We reject in strong terms insinuations from certain quarters that the insurgents are mere bunch of trigger happy miscreants whose intentions are to settle certain scores with the government owing to the towering revelations of attacks mostly targeted against Christians. We are therefore tempted by these circumstances to believe that the whole onslaught is a deliberate attempt to exterminate Christians in the captured region.’’

The Christian leaders said that even though there were scores of non- Christians that were killed by the insurgents, the likelihood that the Christian communities are targets of the attacks is high because all non- Christians who decided to stay back in the wake of the insurgency are all enjoying normal life and going about their businesses without threats or hindrances.

The Christian leaders noted that the human tragedy and the emotional trauma created by the insurgency is beyond human imagination as hundreds of thousands of Internally Displaced Persons who are completely cut off from their ancestral homes and relations are now taking refuge in the Cameroons and the surrounding mountains.

They also recommend a change in the military strategy as they say the current approach appears not to be yielding the desired result just as they called upon all God fearing Christians and Muslims to team up and fight the insurgency and its crippling activities by providing vital information to security operatives to facilitate the process for the total eradication of insurgency in Nigeria.


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  • Oluwadara

    So pathetic so funny, isn’t not you the pastors preaching in churches that Jonathan is a christian and therefore every christian must vote for him whether he is good for the country or not, now look at your self suffering together in refugees camps with the Muslims alike while Mr Dumbo is in eagle square declaring for another term. Didn’t you live in peace with your Muslim neighbours when Muslims are in the helm of affairs in this country?

    • Catholic Church, and Lutheran Church like most churches in Nigeria
      contradict the Scriptures on many teachings and practice of theirs.
      Please read my articles: “Baptism”, “No Images”, and “God Did Not Create Anyone For Hell”,
      where i deal with some of their false-teachings.

      You will find my articles at my website which is the name i’m using here

    • Charles Filorux

      This is rich: “Didn’t you live in peace with your Muslim neighbours when Muslims are in the helm of affairs in this country?”
      No: when they had the helm, they prepared the ground for the bloodbath. They allowed the northern states to split off as little Islamic caliphates, and now those states are sponsoring the murder of everyone who is an obstacle to sharia. They like blood, but believe they will be spared hell fire. (They are wrong.)

  • karl marx

    Jonathan is not concern about what is happening in Nigeria. All he cares for is his re-election. But the vital question is;who are you going to rule when all the people are being killed? iT IS REALLY REALLY sympathetic to have some one like Jonathan as a president of Nigeria because he seems to be loosing from the basis.
    Honestly, a clueless president we unfortunately elect years back and see where he has taken our to country to. But we had the power to say YES for him to come in and NOW we have the same POWER to say NO.
    We will vote in people with strong ambition to take our country to a level where peace and stability will be the order of the day. Where the Nigerian populace can move amongst ourselves without fear of explosion.

  • amazing2012

    Is that an answer to the problem ? Why can’t you suggest for him to resign ? If your bias has to do with religion, it means you are gaining out of his weaknesses. Still don’t you have a credible person among the Christians to replace him( if it most be a Christian). Why calling for suspension of election to keep millions of people at ransom in a permanent bondage because of your corrupt and unGodly minds! Shamed unto antichrist, the CAN !

    • Smith Scott

      ISIS man. Hell is real

  • Rommel

    This call must be from the black hands,it appears to be that hidden agenda of the Jonathan Administration who has as plan B the extension of his tenure by 2yrs under the pretext of general insecurity,this is Ayo Oritsejafor’s sinister moves,tis the devil at play

  • Temmy Willie Harry

    I pity Yoruba people, especially their majority Christian population.
    Look, let me say this truth bluntly. The 2015 election is not just a referendum
    on Goodluck Jonathan – poor as his performance has been. No, not at all!
    Rather, 2015 is a lethal choice on whether Nigeria shall be declared an
    Islamic State by force. That’s the issue the rabid Hausa/Fulani Muslims
    have forced on Nigeria by continuing and merciless mass murder.

    With Boko Haram now headed west, Yoruba Christians would be routed.
    Boko Haram already surrounds Yorubaland’s external borders up
    to Ilorin and northern Edo state, whilst internally, Yoruba Christians chafe
    under the rule of APC Mujahedeen governments, except in Ondo and Ekiti
    states. That’s what makes Yorubaland vulnerable enclave
    in the event of Boko Haram’s imminent invasion of Yorubaland.

    • segun

      If you are Ijaw or south south, or Niger delta please shut and mind your business. I am Yoruba . We will take care of our interests. Shut up and continue to support your Ijaw President-Goodluck Jonathan. Please check Nigerian borders-our(Yoruba) borders and your (Niger Delta ) borders are different. Please mind your business and shut up-Okay

      • Otile

        If you want him to shut up and mind his business, also allow him to keep his oil and not talk about you again.

        • segun

          otile na Reno Omokri na Wendel na Goodluck Jonathan na oleku na Tawandah na Mani_kay na mpitikwelu , na Temmy Willi Harry na , I have replied you several times, eat your oil, take your oil, drink it, fry it. we Yorubas and you Ijaws/South South and Niger Delta ARE NOT THE same. And the Nigerian borders are clear. The Yoruba states are clear. The borders are clear. We Yorubas will defend those borders. But we Yorubas and you people called South South or something like that? Never! We are not the same. So? You are right.Take your oil. And Pleas check the Yoruba area in terms of natural and labour power. WE are VERY CONFIDENT of ourselves. So please South South, we are NOT the same. And please shut up your mouth you hear Mr. Reno Wendel Omokri.

    • Catholic Church, and Lutheran Church like most churches in Nigeria
      contradict the Scriptures on many teachings and practice of theirs.
      Please read my articles: “Baptism”, “No Images”, and “God Did Not Create Anyone For Hell”,
      where i deal with some of their false-teachings.

      You will find my articles at my website which is the name i’m using here.

    • segun

      Reno Wendel Omokri-the New Media adviser to Goodluck Jonathan, the Ijaw president-will you please shut up? You can come back and use a “Yoruba” name to make your post , but you are still Reno Omokri the paid online propagandists of PDP and Goodluck Jonathan, so shut up your mouth and face your oil rich region. Face your oil-abi? Shut up.

      • Shanu Onileere

        @ Segun,

        Reno Omokri and his coalition of internet warriors may have overtaken the cyberspace.

    • bib

      So it’s no longer the responsibility of a sitting govt to protect its citizens as well as the territorial integrity of the country no matter what or who threatens them. It seems to have been the plan of this govt right from it’s advent that it will use strife and anarchy to perpetuate itself iindefinitely inspite of its dismal performance. This govt was not six months old when the first bomb detonated at the eagle square. The dust of the bomb had not even cleared when the President said he knew the culprits, wishing to blame his opponents within his own political party. It took the insistence of MEND that they were the culprits to forestall that move.
      Gentleman all evidences have shown that this govt has no intention of protecting the lives and the integrity of this nation but has unbridled desire to perpetuate itself. Shadow chasers like you only feed its evil desire.
      Can you imagine thousands of soldiers abandoning their posts and munitions even b4 the arrival of few BH insurgents? Well read between the lines my good friend. Know that we have no any other country to call our own besides Nigeria.

  • Mimi Tina

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  • Sharia_Haram

    Never! GEJ must RULE. It is our time or Nigeria go pieces.

    47 students of Government Science Secondary School, Potiskum, Yobe State were killed by a group of Muslims not GEJ.

    What are Muslims doing to rescue our girls from their brothers in Islam and also STOP the Sharia killing of non-Muslims?

    I am using this opportunity to remind non-Muslims to vote wisely in the up coming election. Do not vote for advocates of Sharia. Vote to abolish sharia.

    Sharia is a weapon of mass destruction. Sharia and its Caliphate had killed more people than any known disease in the world.

    Sharia as a weapon of mass destruction was set in place by Muslims to eliminate non-Muslims in the north and by extension the whole of Nigeria. Boko-Haram are advocates of Sharia, so is ISIS and Buhari.

    If they can adopt and impose sharia on Northern states that ordinarily belongs to non-Muslims and Muslims, they will definitely impose it on Nigeria. That is the impeding agenda. What we are witnessing in the North today is a pilot program of Sharia. While they watch the reaction of non-Muslims. A nation wild implementation will take effect once a Northern Muslim resume power. Beware!!!

  • Mimi Tina

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  • Okikiola Beckley

    By playing the religious card because they want the Xtain vote en block,GEJ and his people are seriously polarising the country. For instance in Yorubaland where we we don’t give a hoot about religious leanings,you can now hear people taking hardline positions and promising fire and brimstone if their religious interest are overlooked in sharing political positions.

    • Charles Filorux

      Nothing polarises a country like killing people for their religion – for failing to follow the state religion. When you allowed states to become little islamic dictatorships, you signed up for polarisation. That was the time to fight, but now the fight has come to you.

  • Khadijah D.

    Why are.xtians leaders always biased in their comments? Are xtians the only casualties in this fight? Thousands that are killed or rendered homeless are mostly northerners and Muslims.
    Instead of telling their son GEJ to step down if he can’t do the needful, they are being hypocritical. Assuming GEJ is a Muslim, all hell would have been let loose. Sycophants

    • Charles Filorux

      Christian leaders should be biased towards the truth, and against falsehoods, such as those which will become law if Boko Haram has their way. Muslims might be collateral damage, but the war is against Christ. They are burning churches, not mosques. They are bombing schools, not madressas.

      • amazing2012

        Leave Khadijah alone:
        1. Who supply arms to Boko Haram that never seize ?
        2. Who give them hundreds of Hilux and rule the vehicle without seizing ?
        3. Who drop supplies for them using helicopter ?
        4. Who turn CAN president into weapon merchant ?
        5. Who ordered 80,000 guns and 3.5 million bullets Gary Hyde to Nigeria ?
        6. Who asked Late General Azazi to steal 35,000 guns and unknown amount of ammunitions ?
        7. When Gen. Azazi blame Jonathan government on Boko Haram, he was removed from his position as NSA and murdered in helicopter crash !
        8. Anders Brievik of Norway a Christian knight who killed 85 students in a beach and say Gid asks him to do so.
        9. Who are the lord resistance army of Uganda lead by Joseph Kone, a complete christian terrorist organization.
        10. Rev. King who burnt member of his church to death at Ajao estate Lagos. If he is a Muslim the mosque will have been leveled as Terrorist site. But up to now dafts are still going to the church and carrying his picture on their neck.
        To cont:

    • amazing2012

      Well done Khadijah, keep saying the truth !

    • amazing2012

      Just in support of your comments:
      11. Eight Christians caught trying to bomb COCIN church in Bauchi 2012
      12. Another caught dressed like a Muslim in turban to put fire in a church in Bayelsa.
      13. Arms proliferation by the Christians groups all over the world.
      14. First October bombing lead by a Christian knight Henry Okah, now jailed in S/Africa.
      15. An Igbo Boko haram army colonel who lead the killing of members of Muslims brotherhood in Zaria.
      To be cont: