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Christian Leaders in Nigeria Pledge to Contain Extremism

ICC Note:

In a recent press conference, Bishop Emmah Isong pledged Christians in Nigeria would not allow extremist ideologies to grab hold in the nation’s south. Challenging politicians to count their “votes and not bombs, bullets, fire and brimstone,” Bishop Isong made clear that Christians expect a resolution to the Boko Haram insurgency responsible for more than 2,500 deaths this year alone. A radical Islamic terrorist network bent on establishing a separate Islamic state in northern Nigeria, Boko Haram has bombed churches, murdered Christians and essentially eradicated the north’s Christian population.

06/19/2014 Nigeria (allAfrica) – Cross River State Chairman of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) Bishop Emmah Isong, has said that Christian leaders will not sit back and allow the Boko Haram insurgency to spread to the southern part of the country.

Fielding questions from newsmen yesterday at INEC headquarters in Calabar, on the position of PFN over what seems like a gradual infiltration of the insurgents in the region, Isong said: “PFN leaders will not fold their arms and watch insurgents spread to the South. Let’s just wait and see.”

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