Minister of Information opens up on why Boko Haram is targeting Christians

Lai Mohammed, who is the current Minister of Information, has claimed that Boko Haram is targeting Christians, in a bid to cause a religious war.

The Minister made this known on Thursday, while addressing a press conference in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

Mohammed admitted that although, the insurgents are still attacking Muslims, they now “have a deliberate policy of attacking Christians”.

“They have started targeting Christians and Christian villages for a specific reason, which is to trigger a religious war and throw the nation into chaos.

“This did not in any way signify that they have stopped attacking Muslims. But they seem to now have a deliberate policy of attacking Christians. Some have misinterpreted this to insinuate a systematic campaign to persecute Christians in Nigeria,” he also revealed.

The Minister also pleaded with both Christian and Muslim leaders “not to fall for this desperate move by the insurgents”.


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