In a statement titled ‘Northern Muslim Elders are in Trouble and they Know it. Northern Muslim Elders are Afraid. Revolution is Coming’ signed by its chairman and secretary Evangelist Matthew Owojaiye and Engineer Iliya Yusuf respectively, NOSCEF said “For a long time the Northern Muslim Elders have been able to turn the attention of the youth against Christians using religion”.
“Northern states have produced nine heads of states. Only one (Gen. Yakubu Gowon) is a Christian. What did these eight heads of states except Sir Ahmadu Bello do for the people? How come the people are poor when their own people have been in power most of the time? Most of the governors in the north are Muslims. How come their people are so poor?
“How come they are the ones selling water in jerry cans? How come they are the ones doing shoe shining? How come they are the ones breaking fire woods into pieces? How come they are the ones doing night guard work? These northern leaders have cheated the northern masses too much,” the elders said.
On amnesty for Boko Haram, they said the call without taking into cognisance those who were killed by the sect, will amount to injustice.
They said the difference between Boko Haram and Niger Delta militants is very clear as the militants did not attack mosques or churches and that the militants did not ask Muslims to vacate their areas.