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”.