Monday, 7 March 2016

Why Can't Christains That Complain Go And Fight Boko Haram - Buhari

President Buhari made it known in an interview on Aljazeera this weekend that Nigeria would join the coalition of Muslim countries against terrorism, led by Saudi Arabia, because of the activities of Boko Haram. When asked whether or not his decision would go well with Nigerian Christians, who make up about half of the country’s population, he said: 

“I have just told you it is the Boko Haram itself that declared loyalty to ISIL. Now, ISIL is basically based in Islamic countries. If there is a coalition to fight terrorism, why can’t Nigeria be part of it? “Why can’t those Christians that complain go and fight terrorism in Nigeria or fight the militants in the south. It is Nigeria that matters, not the opinions of some religious bigots.” He denied seeking to change Nigeria’s multi-religious nature by his actions. “How can I change the religious identity of Nigeria?” the President queried.

Do you see a religious undertone to Nigeria's inclusion in Muslim countries to fight terrorism, given that Nigeria is not an Islamic nation? 

Faced with the realities of terrorism in Nigeria, do you think it is a welcomed step by the President? Please leave a comment, your opinion on this can help make a difference.

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