Monday, 3 June 2013

Anglican Condemns Attempt To Islamise North

The Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion, has raised the alarm over the threat by the Boko Haram to Islamise the northern part of the country.
The church, which made this known on Sunday in a 10-point communiqué after its synod in Lavun Local Government of Niger State, described the Islamic sect plan as “unacceptable”.
The communiqué read, “The plans by the Islamic Boko Haram sect to Islamise the northern part of the country is not acceptable and we are cannot stand and watch them. The intention of the Islamic sect to Islamise the North is not acceptable.”
“We frown on the sustained and systematic attack and killing of Christians and innocent souls in the northern part of the country by the Islamic sect (Boko Haram).”
The Bishop of the Kutigi Diocese, Rt. Rev. Jeremiah Kolo, signed the communiqué entitled ‘What shall we do’.
The synod also commended President Goodluck Jonathan on the imposition of emergency rule on Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states and urged the Federal Government to put more efforts to bringing the culprits of the violence in the North to book.
Meanwhile, the Niger State Governor Babangida Aliyu, has urged Muslims not to deviate from the tenets of their religion.
He stated this on Friday while inaugurating the Tudun Wada Central Mosque.
Aliyu, who urged Muslims to appreciate and understand the religion, noted that every person, irrespective of his religious belief, was creation of Allah.
He said, “When you look at the problems confronting us not only in the North and in many countries of the world, they are more in the Muslim communities. It is because we have left many things undone and we are chasing shadows and as a result of this God is using these problems to caution us.”