There were mixed reactions on Sunday over Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum’s claim that Christians, among other interest groups, are part of Boko Haram, a dangerous group terrorising North-East of Nigeria.
Muslim News findings revealed that the Governor, who has been commended for his exemplary leadership qualities both within and outside the country had alleged at an event in Lagos that the terrorist group has ‘Christians, white men, Asians as members’.
A recent statement from Borno State governor, Prof Zulum made it clear that both the Boko Haram and the terrorism that's happening in Nigeria have nothing to do with Islam or the North, he said some of the members are even Christians, it's the just a pure work of unemployment.
— F A A R E E S 💫 🇵🇸 (@MFaarees_) January 17, 2021
But some aggrieved Nigerians, mostly Christians, denied the claim, asking the Governor to back up his revelation with evidence. In a swift reaction, other Twitter users backed the governor, saying the evidence is apparent, considering the activities of the terrorist group which kills mostly Muslims as well as Christians.
I think it is high time we wise up in this country. We are being fooled with religions and always looking for a way to cause religious problem. What Gov Zulum said is that "some of the BH are Christians, Asians and the likes" It is more of recruitment and money matter.
— Haphis Cracifora (@optimistty) January 17, 2021
“What zulum says is true if you observe when troops of Lafiya Dole departed to sambisa forest for the first time in 2014, they even a arrested one white old man coming from France,” Senator Ibrahim @Senator_Ibrahim tweeted.
“In summary, @profzulum is saying Christians now kill Christians to renounce Jesus Christ?”, Efe Iyomi @EfeIyomi asked.
Boko Haram issues is complicated. If Christians are dealing arms and other thing, they are part of the fight. Don't just conclude, this thing is more than religion now, it's political and business.
— Ter_karl (@Or_Ukan) January 17, 2021
Another user, Rasheed Abubakar said, Boko Haram have also killed Muslims and burned mosques. It’s a terrorist group being sponsored by many foreign interests, including some Muslims and Christians as said by Governor Zulum. So, it’s a Nigeria challenge, not Northeast problem alone. We are all victims of their terror.”
#BokoHaram have also killed Muslims and burned #mosques. It's a terrorist group being sponsored by many foreign interests, including some #Muslims and #Christians as said by @ProfZulum. So, it's a Nigeria challenge, not Northeast problem alone. We are all victims of their terror.
— Rasheed Abubakar (@rawshieldpr) January 18, 2021
"they are being sponsored by many people across the world. Among Boko Haram, we have white men, Asians, Africans, Muslims and Christians,” I thonk this statement is fair and those areas experiencing war knows this very well. https://t.co/Ky5NRKbItg
— Dan-Borno (@DanBorno) January 17, 2021
For Onitola Akolawole with the handle @donralph_onit, “This may not be far from the truth. Boko haram are brainwashing people irrespective of their religion or region, all they want is for you to buy into their ideology.”
U can't equate Boko Haram to Muslims
I presume you dint think those guys are doing anything Islamic.
Those guys kill kanuris who are 💯 Muslims or is is who operate in Muslim lands who kill Muslims too.
Point is these guys are just idle mad men with a gun,they're not doing
— Juan Pablo (@Arolium) January 11, 2021
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