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Buhari Says Boko Haram Has Killed More Muslims Than Christians

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Reacting angrily to President Muhammadu Buhari's claim that Boko haram terrorists have killed 90% of Muslims than Christians, the CAN Director of Legal and Public Affairs, Kwamkur Samuel, has expressed disgust over the statement.

Kwamkur in an interview with The PUNCH said that the Christian Association of Nigeria counts Buhari claims as false, unfounded, misleading and provocative. According to him, such a remark coming from the President of the nation means he lacks a proper understanding of the words victim and perpetrators of the terrorist act. He added that the Buhari led administration is playing international politics with the lives of its citizens.

He also stated that this was the reason Boko Haram was getting more attention from the FG in the name of rehabilitation rather than the victims.

He also challenged the source of Buhari information asking him to bring it forward while Christians do so for comparison. He said, “Is he calculating the figures brandished by security chiefs as victims killed by Boko Haram; killed during operations? We are so sure that even if the President combines the number of Muslim victims plus the number of the terrorists killed by the army, it cannot be up to half the number of the Christian victims of the insurgents.”

He added that the sole purpose of Boko Haram is the killing of Christians and Islamisation of Nigeria.

Meanwhile supporting Buhari claims, the Secretary-General of the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar led Jama’atu Nasril Islam, Dr Abubakar Khalid -Aliyu said claims by the President could not be disputed because Muslims who engage in the pursuit of Western education is mostly their target.

Aliyu also challenged CAN claims saying that the number of people who have suffered most in IDP camps are Muslims. Mr Anthony Sani, the Secretary-General of the apex Northern socio-political group, Arewa Consultative Forum also supported PMB claim that Boko Haram was not targeting Christians only. He added that they were after mundane things like political power.

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