Leader of Christians in Nigeria, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor has called on his Muslim counterpart, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, to write a letter to Boko Haram to stop their attacks, just as he did to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
The President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) made the call in Abuja on Monday at a 2-day roundtable with Senior Special Assistants on Religious Affairs from the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
“His Eminence said he wrote a letter to ISIS, I have to truly congratulate you for that because that was a very good move.
“I didn’t know about it until today and I am so glad it happened. But I want to appeal that you also write to Boko Haram because Boko Haram is worse than ISIS.
“They have killed more people than ISIS, they have caused more atrocities than ISIS; they need to be written to as well, it is very important it will help.
“I have made an appeal several times that there are some of our leaders who must come together, religious, political and traditional; they must come and discuss,” Oritsejafor said.
He also called on clerics, particularly those in the ‘good books’ of the terrorists, to reach out to their leadership, so that the real Islam could be presented to them instead of allowing them to continue to be misrepresenting Islam.
Oritsejafor said if Boko Haram would listen to him, he would have joined in preaching peace to them.