In Nigeria, Jihad To Make The North Christian-Free
From The Nation (Nigeria):
Boko Haram aims to wipe out Christians in North - Pastor Owogeri
June 27, 2012
A Port Harcourt, Rivers State-based cleric, Bishop Emmanuel Owogeri of Soul Changing Bible Ministry, has described the Boko Haram insurgency in the North as a plot by Islamists to end Christianity in that part of the country.
Bishop Owogeri disputed insinuations that the insurgency is politically motivated, arguing that Muslim fanatics backing the group plan to make Islam the only religion in the North.
He made the declaration shortly after declaring a three-day fasting and prayers session for Christians who lost their lives to the violence.
The SCBM leader charged Christians to look beyond President Goodluck Jonathan in the search for solution to the insurgency and attacks on Christians, stressing that Christians must forge a common front to tackle the group.
Bishop Owogeri said: “Innocent souls of our Christians brothers are being wasted on daily basis and we are sitting down watching on President Goodluck Jonathan when it is clear that the President alone cannot solve the problem of Boko Haram.
“When I see people saying it is political, I just laugh at them because they don't know what the Muslims are up to. Believe me, Boko Haram is a way of ending Christianity in the country and to continue with one religion affair especially in the North.”
He added: “My Church has declared three days fasting and prayer for the thousands of persons who lost their lives because of the activities of the devil called Boko Haram and I want to advice Christians in the North to be watchful and alert for the sake of their lives.”
Posted on 06/27/2012 2:16 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald