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Osinbajo Vice-President warns religious leaders over comments about insurgency

Bagobiri said Babangida and other Muslim clerics refused to condemn the group's actions, until massive damage had been done.

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

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Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo in an event, chided religious leaders over their comments about Boko-Haram.

He said this, in response to a comment made by Catho­lic Bishop of Kafachan, Kaduna State, Rev. Joseph Bagobiri.

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Bagobiri blamed prominent Northern leaders like Gen­eral Ibrahim Babangida for the spread of Boko-Haram. He said Babangida and other Muslim clerics refused to condemn the group's actions, until massive damage had been done.

In his response, Osinbajo said “Muslim and Christian leaders must know something; It is our duty not to pursue wrong narratives. For Christians, it is our duty to ensure that we do not cre­ate further divisions by our words. Jesus Christ did not come to establish religion. Men did that."

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo appointing Mr Laolu Akande as his spokesman.

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Adding that “We must recognise that the first order for the church is unity. That also applies for our nation. Our nation is divided and it has been so for long. It is divided along religious and tribal line. The moment we are divided, nothing works. We must speak about the unity of our country as we speak about the unity of the church."

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Yemi OSinbajo and wife attending a service in Aso Rock Chapel

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“The North East is where I have traveled to. I have seen the dead, wounded and the sick. These victims are in their hundreds and they were Muslims and Chris­tians. Poverty was one thing that united them. Our major problem in Nigeria is that we play politics with every­thing. When a bomb goes off in Borno, it does not ask if you are a Christian or a Muslim," Osinbajo said.

 

 

 

 

 

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