Tag: Boko Haram

Nigeria: Christians back emergency rule

Originally published in allAfrica.com Last week’s declaration of a state of emergency in three states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe has received the official endorsement of the umbrella body of Christians across the country, especially from among the most affected faithful in the troubled region, reports Sam Eyoboka . In […]

Nigeria: militants step in to ‘protect’ Christians as west turns blind eye

[notice]As attacks on Christians in Nigeria intensify, internal forces want to take matters into their own hands. But this could have disastrous consequences, says a report published in INContext Ministries’ World In Motion, Issue 75.[/notice] Since Nigeria’s government has proved itself incapable of protecting the country’s Christians, the militant Movement for the […]

Goodluck Jonathan’s amnesty gamble

If Boko Haram is granted pardon, will justice be done? Will Christians in Nigeria be safe? By World Watch Monitor A month ago, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan said he would not negotiate with the militant Islamic sect Boko Haram because they were “ghosts,” faceless adversaries who would not step forward. […]

Nigeria begs Boko Haram to accept amnesty

Originally published in All Africa.com A group known as Northern States Christian Elders Forum (NOSCEF) Wednesday in Abuja chided the federal government for giving in to the calls for grant of amnesty to members of Jam’atul Ahlis Sunna-lidawati Wal Jihad, also known as Boko Haram. Speaking at the opening of […]

Nigerian Christian youth reject amnesty for Boko Haram

The youth wing of the Christian Association of Nigeria on Wednesday warned President Goodluck Jonathan against granting any kind of amnesty deal to the militant group known as Boko Haram, calling the proposition “a clarion call to all terrorism in Nigeria.” In recent weeks, the clamor from leaders of Nigeria’s […]