The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) protested the elimination of Christian Religious Knowledge from secondary schools. Now students will only be able to choose between Islamic/Arabic Studies and French. Since French teachers are rare, secondary students will be forced to take Islamic studies. The CAN believes that this is the government’s attempt to stuff their religion down other people’s throat. The educational system is not the only institution they attacked, there is widespread frustration with the governments complacency.
06/16/2017 Nigeria (This Day) – Suspected al-Shabaab militants walked into an elementary school compound in northeastern Kenya on 31st May and shot a Christian teacher to death, sources said.
Elly Oloo Ojiema was shot at Fafi Primary School in Fafi, about 100 kilometres from Garissa.
“The suspected al-Shabaab militants entered the school compound and right away fired on the teacher who was teaching the pupils,” one of the sources said.
The suspected members of the Somali rebel group kidnapped another Christian teacher, Joseph Kamau, along with a Muslim teacher who tried to defend him, the sources said. Trying to shield the Kenyan Christian, the Muslim teacher of Somali descent told the assailants he would die with him, according to a Somali Muslim teacher who requested anonymity.
“The Al Shabaab got angry,” the teacher told Morning Star News, “and told the teacher, ‘We are going to teach you a lesson for protecting the infidels,’ and immediately the two were carried away to unknown destination.”
Mr Ojiema was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist church. Mr Kamau belongs to the Presbyterian Church of East Africa (PCEA).
Before escaping with Mr Kamau, the militants beat Muslims of Somali descent at the school for housing Kenyan Christians.