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Nigerian prelate deplores ‘aimless’ violence of Boko Haram

Catholic World News - April 15, 2014

A Nigerian prelate has decried the increasingly destructive attacks committed by the Islamist terrorist organization Boko Haram.

Boko Haram “continues to kill people like animals,” Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Jos said in an interview with Vatican Radio. “I don’t know for what motive. They say it is about religion but I ask: which kind of civilized religion will kill people so aimlessly?”

“We thought they didn’t like the Christianity and that they were fighting against the Church,” he continued. “Yes, they did cause terrible destruction to Christians and to the Church.”

“But now their destruction is aimless: they kill young people, they kill women, they kill children,” he added. “Anybody in sight. It is horrendous … Who are their sponsors? Who pays for the sophisticated weapons that they use?”

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