Nigerian bishops urge government action against Islamist terrorists
Catholic World News - September 12, 2011
The president of the Nigerian bishops’ conference is urging the nation’s government to act more forcefully against Boko Haram (“Western education is a sin”), an Islamist group that has been waging a campaign of terror in the northern part of the nation.
As he called for government action, Archbishop Felix Alaba Job of Ibadan, president of the episcopal conference, said that he did not believe Boko Haram was acting in accord with the true principles of Islam.
15% of the nation’s 146.5 million people are Catholic, according to Vatican statistics. An estimated 50% are Muslim, 25% are Protestant, and 10% retain indigenous beliefs.
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