Former militant leader and self-acclaimed Niger Delta activist, Alhaji Mujahideen Asari-Dokubo has frowned at the reported threat by the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) to attack mosques and Hajj camps.
MEND is one of the largest militant groups in the Niger Delta region of the country.
Asari-Dokubo, who was fielding questions from State House correspondents in Abuja on Monday, stressed that there was no religious war in the country and warned that nobody should introduce such crisis as its consequences would be far-reaching.
“I want to say that there is no religious war in Nigeria and nobody should try to throw Nigeria into a religious crisis that will be far-reaching; the consequences will be far-reaching. For instance, in Yoruba land, how are they going to fight? In some families, the family is divided.
“The mother is a Christian, the father is a Muslim, the children are divided, there are pastors, there are missioners of Islamic organisations or in Edo State; even in our area, in my family, out of my father’s children; of my siblings, I’m the only Muslim and my 18 children are also Muslims.
“So, how are we going to fight and kill each other? So, I don’t think it’s possible and I don’t think anybody should be foolhardy in introducing that agenda into the crises we already have,” he added.