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Christian, Muslim leaders warn against spread of religious conflict in Nigeria

Catholic World News - July 12, 2012

Christian and Muslim leaders have joined in a warning that terrorism initiated by the Boko Haram movement in Nigeria could lead to wider violence between religious groups.

A 12-member delegation, organized by the World Council of Churches and Jordan’s Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought, said that tensions caused by the Boko Haram bombings are fueling conflicts between Christians and Muslims, and could prompt the “self-fulfilling prediction” that the clashes in central Nigeria are exclusively religious.

Actually the tensions in the region have many causes, the commission said, citing corruption, disputes over land ownership, rampant inequality, and the failure of government officials to provide security and equal justice.

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