Nigerian president warns of Boko Haram attacks on mosques

Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan expressed concern that the Islamist sect known as Boko Haram seeks the destabilization of the oil rich African nation. It is therefore that the Islamist terrorists attack Christian churches so as to divide the country along religious lines.

This was the upshot of a talk that President Jonathan gave on June 24, which was broadcast on radio and television.

Jonathan said that Boko Haram at first launched its campaign of terror against military targets, but then changed their strategy and began to strike Christians and their churches specifically in the hope of creating a widening gyre of violence.

Jonathan said that no one should be surprised if Boko Haram were to also attack mosques as well, in an effort to elevate tensions and further conflict between the adherents of the two major Abrahamic religions in Nigeria. Jonathan also announced a turnover in high-level security personnel.

Meanwhile, in the northeastern city of Damaturu, which was the scene of bloody battling between Nigerian security forces and Boko Haram last week, Boko Haram militants attacked the prison, killing four guards and freed 40 prisoners. 



Spero News editor Martin Barillas is a former US diplomat, who also worked as a democracy advocate and election observer in Latin America. He is also a freelance translator.

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