Muslim Leaders Condemn Christmas Day Bombings

The umbrella Islamic body for Muslims in the North, the Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI), yesterday condemned the bombing of St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, Madalla, Niger State and another church in Jos, Plateau State, saying it is not in a religious war against Christians. Both incidents claimed the lives of over 40 persons.

But the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the 19 Northern states and FCT warned yesterday that the attacks may spark a religious war.

In his reaction, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, who joined other Muslims in voicing condemnation against Boko Haram, said taking of human lives in the name of religion was strange in Islam.

The sultan, at the formal opening of Islamic Vacation Course (IVC) organised by Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria (MSSN), B-Zone, said dispute could only be resolved through dialogue and not by violence or bloodbath.

In a statement yesterday, the Acting General Secretary of the NLC, Comrade Owei Lakemfa, condemned the attacks in strongest terms, describing the perpetrators as “terrorists whose minds are as blurred as their vision”.

He called on Nigerians not to be deterred by the terrorists or give up on building a peaceful and united country where the will of the people would prevail.

Source: Thisday Newspaper


  1. how can believe the condemnation when the attack always on the christian, since the federal government and the leaders of the muslin are not have planned to stop this violence, i think the religious fight is the best solution to this, for christian cannot keep watching while many innocent soul perish. I don’t even known what dialogue have as a business with this. For there is no important reason why they are terrorism the nation. Why will Nigeria dialogue with criminal, Who ever bring out a view of dialogue into this issue need to be question, for they are the kind of person that are encouraging terrorism in this country, they need to be call for public questioning.

  2. Enough is enough,u tink we ar afraid no we ar not,its bcuz our relig teaches us peace.or u tink u wil win d war no way.nigeria must divide,no mre one nigeria.many inncnt christn ar killed in d nrth…..we must fight…. Enough of d killings


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