Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, has been challenged by the Christian Association of Nigeria, to release evidence of Christians who belong to the terrorist group, Boko Haram.
The General Secretary of CAN, Joseph Daramola, reacted to the allegation during an interview with Punch on Monday.
Naija News had earlier reported that the Borno State Governor alleged that some foreigners and Christians are members of the terrorist group.
Zulum had said, “I’m from Borno State, and many of our children are into Boko Haram. I’m not denying the fact. But again, they are being sponsored by many people across the world. Among Boko Haram, we have white men, Asians, Africans, Muslims and Christians.”
Daramola in his statement called on the governor to stop playing dirty politics, he added that Boko Haram in several videos have identified with the religion they belong to.
He said, “Anyone who accuses the other must be able to prove it. For the governor to say such, then he must have evidence. Let him post the photo and video evidence on social media of Christians who are Boko Haram members. I don’t think there should be any fuss. Anybody can say anything.”
“We have seen them (Boko Haram) on videos carrying flags and identifying themselves. So, let these criminals that the governor knows to identify themselves as criminals. It is that simple. Nobody should mud-sling. It is a very bad thing. Whether they are Christians or Muslims, the act is very bad on their own and should be condemned.”
He further stated that no Christian would carry weapons used by Boko Haram members to kill fellow human beings.
“No Christian will carry those weapons to kill fellow humans. The commandments of God explicitly stated that thou shall not kill and you don’t kill either physically or any form. Christians that are Christians will never engage in that. If Zulum has his facts, let him put it out.”