300 Suicide Bombers to Attack Churches
Nigerian Islamists Say June Will End Up Being Bloodiest Month Yet
Washington, D.C. (June 21, 2012) –International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that members of the Nigerian Islamic group, Boko Haram, plan to make the month of June “the bloodiest month yet” in terms of attacks on Christians and promise more bloody attacks on Christians in the coming days.
The Islamists revealed their plan in their statement to Sahara Reporters, a New York based online news agency yesterday. In the past three weeks alone, more than 100 people have been killed in suicide bomb attacks by Boko Haram and the ensuing clashes between Christians and Muslims.
“I can’t dismiss the rumor and I can’t 100 percent accept that it will happen. But because of the trend of events, there is every possibility that something like that will happen,” said Rev. Lawi P. Pokti in an interview with ICC. Rev. Pokti is the chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria in Bauchi state.
“We should pray and watch. We should also remember that Jesus said in the world there is tribulation but with Him there is peace,” said Rev. Pokti in his message to Christians in Nigeria.
Addressing the Nigerian security officials, Rev. Pokti said, “My message for Nigerian security is that they are called to serve the Nigerian nation so they should do it without religious bias. They should defend the nation irrespective of one’s religion so that peace will prevail in the nation.”
ICC’s Regional Manager for Africa, Jonathan Racho, said, “This latest threat by Boko Haram to mass murder Christians is extremely alarming. The Nigerian government has utterly failed to protect its citizens from attacks by Boko Haram. It has been years since Boko Haram declared war against unarmed Christians. Where is the Nigerian government when the country is descending into a devastating civil war? It is high time for Nigeria to deploy all its military forces to crush Boko Haram. Boko Haram must be destroyed before it is allowed to destroy Nigeria. We also call upon our supporters to call Nigerian government officials and strongly urge them to prevent the attacks by Boko Haram.”
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