Monday, 26 March 2012


President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, has said that any sensible government would not dialogue with the dreaded Boko Haram Islamic sect.

He said such move could be “the greatest instrument of the nation’s disunity ever experience since Nigeria independence”.

The CAN president noted that whether a Muslim or Christian, a Nigerian President holding peace talks with the sect would divide the country “as the militants’ demands are impossible to meet”.

Oritsejafor stated this during the 46th convention of the United Church of Christ in Nigeria held at the weekend in Kaduna.

He said: “Who is Boko Haram? Again, is there really Boko Haram? There are about 26 different groups; Jihadists and Islamists, there are different groups, it is the media that group them together and called them Boko Haram”.

“So I don’t even know who they are, but my point is: it depends on what you are trying to negotiate or dialogue with them. Will you discuss with somebody who is saying Nigeria must become a Muslim or an Islamic nation? I don’t think any sensible government, whether the President is a Muslim or a Christian, will want to sit down and discuss such thing because it is the greatest instrument of disunity that this country will ever experience”.

The CAN president, however, added that people should not misinterpret his earlier call on Christians to defend themselves, which is in line with God’s laws, noting that his submission had nothing to do with retaliation.

He regretted that some people accused him of incitement following the violence on Christians.

My opinion: i'm really not sure and thats the honest truth.

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