- The National Christian Elders Forum has heavily criticised President Buhari for the recent killing of 11 Christians on Christmas Day by insurgents
- The Christian elders said the president should be held responsible for the terrorist killings
- Amid other recommendations, the NCEF said Buhari should restructure the appointments in the country's national security units to reflect the federal character principle
The National Christian Elders Forum (NCEF) has reportedly expressed anger over the killing of 11 Christians on Christmas Day by Boko Haram insurgents.
Recall that the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), a faction of Boko Haram terrorists, had released a video showing 13 men out of whom 11 were reportedly killed.
The Nation reports that the NCEF was furious with President Muhammadu Buhari, saying the president should be held responsible for the terrorist killings.
The Christian elders said President Buhari should restructure the appointments in the country's national security units to reflect the federal character principle if he "is sincere that Islamic terrorists are “godless, callous gangs of mass murderers”.
A statement signed by the chairman of the NCEF, Elder Solomon Asemota, SAN, described the killing of the Christians on Christmas day as a deliberate desecration of the Holy day.
The Christian elders also stated that all the terrorists that have been allegedly assimilated into the Nigeria Army should be dismissed.
They claimed that the solution to the problem of terrorism in Nigeria is for Democracy to remain the only national ideology upon which the country is governed.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that President Buhari condemned the reported killing of some Christian hostages by ISWAP in Borno state on Christmas Day.
The Nigerian president in a statement through one of his spokespersons, Garba Shehu, on Friday, December 27, said he was shocked by the death of innocent hostages at the hands of the terrorists he described as mass murderers.
“I am profoundly saddened and shocked by the death of innocent hostages in the hands of remorseless, godless, callous gangs of mass murderers that have given Islam a bad name through their atrocities,” the president said.
“We should, under no circumstance, let the terrorists divide us by turning Christians against Muslims because these barbaric killers don't represent Islam and millions of other law-abiding Muslims around the world."
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