Nigeria Church Leaders Urge Government to Stop Political Activity, Defeat Boko Haram

by Carrie Dedrick  |  published on November 13, 2014

Influential Nigerian church leaders have appealed to the government to suspend political activities and focus solely on defeating Boko Haram.

Right Rev. Stephen Dami Mamza, Most Rev. Nemuel Babba, Samuel Dali Danti and Amos Yakubu made their appeal to the Nigerian government after news broke that a suicide bomber had attack a school on Yobe state, killing at least 48 students.

In a statement the leaders said, “The Christian leaders are worried over the recent takeover of six local governments in Adamawa State namely; Madagali, Michika, Mubi North, Mubi South, and parts of Hong and Maiha Local Governments by the insurgents.

“We are also worried that the Christians are been systematically eliminated by members of the Boko Haram Islamic extremists. We are forced to believe that the whole attack is a deliberate plan to exterminate Christians living in the affected areas.”