Almost 900 Churches Have Been Destroyed by Boko Haram
ICC Note: Boko Haram terrorists have targeted and persecuted Christians in Nigeria as part of their jihad. The Christian Association of Nigeria has revealed that the Islamic terrorists have attacked and destroyed 900 churches in the North east so far. Furthermore, Christians continue to be the main and constant target of Islamic radicals like Boko Haram and Fulani militants without any hope of ever being protected or for the authorities to bring justice.
1/30/2017, Nigeria (Daily Post) – The youth wing of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), 19 Northern states, yesterday said over 900 churches have been lost to Boko haram terrorism in the North east.
It therefore urged the Federal Government to rebuild the churches and also re-establish Nigeria Inter Religion Council (NIREC) with a view to curbing incessant religious violence in the country.
Speaking after its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting held in Gusau, Zamfara State, the youth wing Chairman, Evangelist Musa Misal, noted that demolished churches that needed to be rebuilt were spread across Gombe,Yobe, Adamawa, Borno, among others.
The youths lamented “continued attacks on Christians in Southern Kaduna, Plateau, Benue, and Taraba communities”, stressing This carnage is no longer accidental”.