Chibok Girls: Sultan, Emirs Tacitly Supporting Boko Haram In ‘Islamic Jihad’ Against Christians – Bishop Oke

Francis-Wale-OkeProminent Pentecostal preacher and Presiding Bishop of Sword of the Spirit Ministries, Francis Wale Oke, has asked the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, northern Emirs and othr Islamic leaders to stop describing the Boko Haram insurgency as a political problem, saying they know it is a religious war waged against the President Goodluck Jonathan administration.

He added that the activities of the Boko Haram sect have given Islam a bad name.

Oke, who stated this when he visited the headquarters of Vanguard Newspaper, said the Sultan and other Islamic leaders in the North should take the blame for the turn of events in the region.

His words: “Sultan should stop playing the Ostrich by saying that it is not a religious war. Northern elders are known to have control over their younger ones. When they call them, they listen to them. Why is it now that their youth suddenly turned deaf ears to their calls?”

The cleric continued: “We are not fools! People are playing politics with the blood of Christians. This is Islamic Jihad. Let the Sultan of Sokoto call all Emirs and other Islamic leaders to bring out these Boko Haram boys. Let them stop deceiving Nigerians.

“Governor Shettima said he knows where those Boko Haram insurgents are. Where was he when security agents were combing everywhere for these insurgents? We put all the issues on Boko Haram at the doorstep of the Sultan of Sokoto. Let him know that this is what the church is saying.

“The position of Christian Association on it has been very clear, that it is a religious war. Emirs should genuinely withdraw their tacit support for Boko Haram”.

Affirming that Islam is a religion of peace, Bishop Oke, however, voiced concern that the activities of Boko Haram have painted the religion in a different light.

According to him, “what we have been made to know over the years is that Islam is a religion of peace, but, how can somebody who is saying Islam is a peaceful religion abduct innocent girls and claim they have been converted to Islam under the nozzle of a gun?

“Certainly, the activities of the Boko Haram insurgents have been to discredit the government of President Goodluck Jonathan, but the sponsors of the group should know that the game is over because Nigerians are no fools.

“When the late President Umar Yar’Adua was in office, the Christians did not destablize his government, how come now that a Christian had not been allowed a breathing space since his assumption of duty in 2011”, Oke queried?

He expressed disappointment with some northern leaders whom he alleged were bent on portraying the current administration as incapable of governing the nation.

“When the late Umaru Yar’Adua was there as the president, we, Christians supported him and never made the country ungovernable for him. Why are they doing this to our own? They should know that nobody can islamise Nigeria. We won’t accept it”, he stressed.

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  • Somebody should stop deceiving us abt Islam as religion of peace,people dat doesn’t hv peace in themselves hw can they make peace wit others. Islam is apparently a VIOLENT religion,global borden, Luccifer,the hater of life,the root course of poverty to humanity. Look at people like Sultan of Sokoto,their Emirs,governor shitima of Borno n other eminent leaders of the North who are completely member of the Boko Haram sect rather pushing blame on the Federal government simply bcos the current president is a christian, I don’t know whether as so called leaders of the governments,they hv set of committee to look over matters b4 they says their things out. The Almighty God will one day expose their evil to the whole world.

  • Joe,i think u are just been ignorantly blind to d true position of Islam as regards to its teachings and practice,do not say anitin u don’t know.now tel me,those Christians arrested in connection wit bombing of churches are they Muslims?i want people like u 2 know dat wat ever accusation d xtians v against Muslims d Muslim also v more against Christians.instead of us uniting against terror people like d bishop wit his sensitive spiritual role is busy fanning embers of discord in our fragile and already volatile country.let d bishop know dat he can’t by mear utterance smear d image of all northearners in mud in d name of BOKO HARAM.

  • Joe i think u are just been ignorantly blind to d true position of Islam as regards to its teachings and practice,do not say anitin u don’t know.now tel me,those Christians arrested in connection wit bombing of churches are they Muslims?i want people like u 2 know dat wat ever accusation d xtians v against Muslims d Muslim also v more against Christians.instead of us uniting against terror people like d bishop wit his sensitive spiritual role is busy fanning embers of discord in our fragile and already volatile country.let d bishop know dat he can’t by mear utterance smear d image of all northearners in mud in d name of BOKO HARAM.

  • Bishop oke & Joe should stop making allegations they can’t substantiate. Islam is not only d religion of peace but d name itself ‘islam’ means peace. So whoever does anything in contrary to d doctrines of islam should be made to face d music alone without attributing such person’s action to islamic teachings. Does gay marriage has any basis in d bible (obviously NO), so what do we say about those ‘animals in human skin’ legalising and practising d immoral act among d christians in d western world? What about d christian guy who murdered almost 90 people in less than 24hrs in norway about 3 yrs ago?

  • SUSPICIOUS: why haven’t any Islamic Leader in the North come out To condemn the actions of the so-call BH boys (as unislamic)?
    May be Bishop is right about Jihad

  • must we continue to delibrate over a setled revelation?one thing with muslem is that they are like their father the devil, as he never agree that he is satan but he called himself a good friend’i see no reason why a well focused person would expect a muslem man to agree to their sin when we know that there are no antoms of truth in religion! as for sultan of sokoto that said islam is religion of peace,well’ as for me i never see nor hear people say that a blood sucking cult stand for peace.bible say that by their fruits we shall know them,all their fruits are evil and christian don’t recomend evil as peace afterall what are they telling us is boko haram the only havoc they have done to chritian in this country?what about the other killings even before the emergency of boko haram?we know that bokoharam is the northern muslem’s agender but no problem the God of heaven is watching.,and told us that the early we divid the country the better for us! if not the problem has come to stay,as

  • Mr pastor where were you when the likes of prof jerry gana(a CAN member) used to outbailed late mohd yusuf (the then initiator of BH) from police/SSS custody regarding the then initial occurances of the insecurities in the north east which have crumbled the whole north especially maiduguri…ask your CAN officials because for sure BH is their handiwork!if you don’t know(although you surely knew) that BH is being framed by you people to destablise the north and islam by instigating/injecting the northern christians whom you do not even held at heart as your brethren in faith to cause chaos and all sort of hatred toward islam and northern muslims who use to share apeaceful coexistence at then… Or can you tell me (if really you do held them ie the christian northerners at heart as your in faith brethren) how many of them do you have in the south who are as influential/rich and owns gigantic church structures as you the southern pastors (because you pastors now compete with each other in affluence/worldly gains rather than preach your faith to your so called followers ) pastors…please and please stop preaching hatred to the northern christians as well as instigating them against the northern muslims because what ever the northern muslim is facing, a northern christian will not be left out!

  • @de proph…if u show me any evidence in ur bible as regarding to 1.sunday as christian sacred/worship day 2. Why do ur women parade their selves naked in contrast to the teachings of ur bible ie take a good look at the so called claimed picture of mary n jesus…I will convert if prove me wrong

  • @shehu@hashim a good and meaningful responses. What baffled me most is the attitude of some southern/eastern Christians to issues of BH when they are not equipped with the right information. They always react by exhibiting their hatred to the religion of one God- ALLAH while forgetting their shortcomings as christians. Some doesn’t even know how many Islamic clerics were slain just because they denounce BH. @shehu or @ Hashim rightly mentioned that Prof.Jerry Gana a notorious nothern christian was the mastermind of the release of the Pioneer leader of BH when arrested for suspicious activities in Maiduguri. So this so-called pastor being a CAN insider, is just beating around the bush cos he knows the real BH. I pity our northern christians because CAN has sold them to be used as test-tubes by BH to distabilize the north. But the good part of it is that our friends, our neighbors whom we grow together,(the northern christians)do understand and appreciate the fact that BH is unislamic. It is not every church goer that is a true christian so also not every man that performs sallat is a true mulim.
    So only the stupid and misinformed southern/eastern christians who are bent on instigating the northern christians are everywhere in the media telling nonsense about Islam in general. Let me remind you cos you know it that YOU FAIL and the north will ever remain united.

  • u said d boko haram are against jonathan to distabilize his government because he is a christian, remember obasanjo was a christain and nothing of boko haram happened during his tenure. What will u say about d militants in the south, was is not yaradua that brought an end to them through d amnesty program. Why didnt jonathan emulate that when boko haram started before it escalated to this stage. Anyway, am a muslim and many of d muslims are not happy about wat is happening in d country regarding the issue of boko haram, so i pray that God should expose those behind this evel act so that peace could rain in nigeria again.

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