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In Jos, Christian, Muslim Leaders Seal Peace Deal

28 Dec 2011

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•President Goodluck Jonathan (left) in a handshake with Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III,

•Sultan: No rift between adherents of both religions


From Ahamefula Ogbu in Abuja and Seriki Adinoyi in Jos

Forty-eight hours after the Christmas Day attack on a church in Jos, Plateau State by Boko Haram that led to the loss of a life and several property, leaders of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and Jama'atu Nasiru Islam (JNI) in the state yesterday met and sealed a peace deal at the Jos Central Mosque.


The groups, after their review of the recurring crises in the state and the wanton loss of lives and property, agreed to, henceforth, co-exist peacefully, especially as they lamented that the vicious acts in the area had not benefited anyone.


The deal came as the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Mohammed Sa'ad Abubakar III, declared after a closed door meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, that there was no altercation between Christians and Muslims in the country.
The religious leaders’ peace deal was reached when members of CAN visited the JNI officials at the Central Mosque, Jos, as part of Christmas celebration.


The Chief Imam of the mosque, Sheikh Balarabe Dawoud, at the event said that Muslims were not involved in the recent bombing of the Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries Church in which a police officer was killed.


According to the Sheikh, who was represented by Alhaji Sani Mohammed, there was every need for the Muslims and Christians to continue to meet and tell each other the truth, as only such could make their adherents understand one another and cultivate the spirit of peaceful coexistence.


The state CAN chairman was accompanied on the visit by leaders of the association from all the local government areas in Plateau North senatorial district.


JNI expressed appreciation for the visit and regretted the bomb that exploded on the Christmas Day and prayed for the repose of the souls of the victims.


The JNI Vice-Chairman, Sheik Mohamed Suleiman, while welcoming officials of CAN said the time had come for all the followers of the two religions to agree not to spill any more blood, but to embrace one another and be their brothers’ keeper.


He said rather than apportioning blames, both religions should hold the government responsible for what was going on regarding the deplorable security situation, because only the government has the capacity to unmask all evil doers in the country.


He said it was not true that the crises were religious, but emphasised that some politicians have used religion as a launching pad to unleash terror for selfish gains.


He therefore called on Nigerians to reject such people whenever they come to solicit for their votes.


Earlier in his remarks, the representative of the state CAN chairman and the Jos North CAN Chairman, Rev. David Bamidele, said they had come with open hearts to join hands with the JNI to find a way forward to the protracted crises in the state.


He stressed that it was on record that each time both leaders meet, there would always be assurances that peace would be sustained and once they depart, crises broke out, saying: “I’m wondering if it was with genuine acknowledgement by the leaders that they are working for peace in the state.


“We must misunderstand to understand and disagree to agree as such, let us use this platform to agree after disagreeing so that we can foster unity which is going to be for our benefits.”


At the end of the visit, the two groups exchanged pleasantries, while the CAN leadership brought with them bags of rice, fruit drinks and other essential items, while the JNI on its part, sent two cows to CAN in the spirit of Christmas.


Meanwhile, the Sultan spoke against the backdrop of the spate of attacks on churches in some Northern states during Christmas celebrations, pointing out that he was in the Villa to commiserate with President Jonathan over the multiple deaths from the bomb blasts and to openly condemn it as evil.


He said his discussion with the president centred on how to move the nation forward and ensure safety, peace and development, adding that he was willing to do everything to ensure that the problems facing the nation were resolved so that leaders could concentrate on how to give their best in service.


He said it was agreed that the government should revisit the reports of the various panels of inquiry that were pending and implement the white papers on them, especially the White Paper on the North-east Crisis and Jos, Plateau State after which a larger meeting of stakeholders would be called to discuss and address the current insecurity in the country.


"The government will look at all the past reports including the one set up by the president on the North-east crisis and also the Solomon Lar report on the Plateau and at the resumption of work, Mr. President and his team will look through all those reports and then call for a meeting of a larger body for consultation with all of us, both religious and traditional leaders. 


"I want to assure all Nigerians that there is no conflict between Christians and Muslims, between Islam and Christianity. It is a conflict between evil people and good people and the good people are more than the evil doers.  The good people must come together to defeat the evil ones and that is the message.


"We want to assure all our Christian brothers and leaders that we stand on the part of truth according to our religion that we will continue to work, Insha Allahu, for the greatness of this country,” he added.


Also speaking, the National Security Adviser (NSA), Gen. Owoye Azazi, pleaded with Christians not to contemplate retaliating the Christmas Day bombing as the government was doing everything to bring the perpetrators to book, adding that “vengeance belongs to God”.
Azazi said it would be a wrong approach to think that since they had been bombed, they too should take to bombing as such would not solve the problem, more so as there was no conflict between Christians and Muslims.


"Have we thought of what their ultimate intentions are?  Why will somebody go on to bomb Christians on a Christmas Day? Look at the ultimate intentions. Do they want to really raise tempers elsewhere? I think the Christian leaders, CAN, are meeting tomorrow (today) to emphasise to the Christians that we must live together as a nation. Retaliation is not the answer because if you retaliate, at what point will it end?  Nigeria must survive as a nation, that is the key thing,” he said.


On the inability of security agencies to check the recurring attacks around Zuba area, he replied: "It is absolutely difficult to man every point of the country when there are security problems.

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  • Jonathan, seal your own peace deal not ours. You have smiles on your face because it did not affect you in anyway. After all your security vote still awaits you, so you have none to worry for. Think about a woman who lost her husband and 5 children, how would you feel if you were in her shoes?

    From: Andrew Obon

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Peace deal my asss.

    From: John

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Why is everybody pumping up the so-called condemnation of the terrorist Boko Haram by the sultan? He is only toying a well known path. What else did you want him say in public? The fact remains that these bastards are human beings not spirits and so they are known. They are muslims and are sponsored by muslems. They live among the muslim community who know them but refuse to expose them. If the government refuses to recognise boko haram as a vehicle properly oiled by the muslims for the islamisation of country, and take decisive action then it should forget about peace in this country. But let it be known that even goat, when it is boxed into corner, fights back.

    From: kul

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Nigerians are not blind. talking about the so called bunko's ; why is it that it was after the elections the bombing issue became prominent. to be specific; they are trying to make Nigerians feel that Jonathan is not capable; but they are the cause of the bombings; they started by killing coppers during the election; now election is over; they now want to bring religion into the issue. they are responsible. may be the Nigerian security should do a proper job on this.
    also i strongly believe that some of the solders in the north are the Boko Haram themselves. if not why cant they get a single suspect. on the note the security officers in the north are likely to be very corrupt. if Nigerian police cannot do anything about this; I think its time to invite the UN OR the AMERICAN ARMY. thank you

    From: nicholas

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Nigerians are not blind. talking about the so called bunko's ; why is it that it was after the elections the bombing issue became prominent. to be specific; the so called Buhari has a hand in this; they are trying to make Nigerians feel that Jonathan is not capable; but they are the cause of the bombings; they started by killing coppers during the election; now election is over; they now want to bring religion into the issue. they are responsible. may be the Nigerian security should do a proper job on this.
    also i strongly believe that some of the solders in the north are the Boko Haram themselves. if not why cant they get a single suspect. on the note the security officers in the north are likely to be very corrupt. if Nigerian police cannot do anything about this; I think its time to invite the UN OR the AMERICAN ARMY. thank you

    From: nick

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Much as this is heart warming, it will not stop the Jos crises. Jos crises is political with laced with religion and ethncity.on whose authority or backing did the two groups meet? I am sure CAN will disown them because unlike the imams it has very little political influence to make any guarantees.ininfact this could bring division in CAN cos its not a cultural or political group. the leaders of the berom are in a better position to negotiate this. the crisis is about Jos and its status. the religious leaders have little control over these youths. the hardened ones don't go to church or mosque neither do their sponsors. forgive my pessimism, both the pastors and imam just got rice and cows from each other.

    From: haruna ibrahim

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • I'm so glad and elated at the recent development in Jos,plateau state: The religious leaders' peace deal...I'm so happy at this bold step taken...when we follow peace with all men,then we will see God at work in this nation...An allowance of unity amidst us will expose the evildoers in this nation.God bless the president of Nigeria.God bless this nation,Nigeria.

    From: Awe Olusoji Raphael

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • I just cant belief this. Please, Nigerians look at the picture above again. I wonder what could have made President Jonathan and Emir of Sokoto so happy and smiling over the bombing and killing of innocent souls on Christmas day. Will they be smiling if their children or close relatives have been killed in the same manner. This shows how unserious the so called and self appointed leaders of Nigeria are. They are so selfish, self centred and have lost touch with the mood of the populace that they dont bother if thousands of Nigerians are killed in a day.

    From: Dele

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • may god help us

    From: jonathan

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • I don't understand the sultan. Who are the evil people? And where do they live? Are they not Muslims and they live in Muslim communities?. Are they not Muslims whom he is their head? Is he saying that he has failed to call them to order all this long? Or has he lost his respect among them? If there is no conflict between Muslims and Christians why are Muslims burning and destroying our Churches and killing Christians? If he wants to be truthful, he needs to begin with repentance and apology to the Christians in Nigeria for the evil Muslims have carried out against Christians. Whether Muslims leaders do that or not it's up to them and God. One thing is sure, God will bring an end to their evil sooner or later. For us Christians, we must be more determine to trust God, make all necessary arrangement to defend ourselves and our communities. The God of heaven will give us success.

    From: Dr. Bitrus Audu

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Jonathan should have given that man a backhand stinging slap instead of smiling with him! After seeing the atrocities committed by them, who is his rightful thinking mind will be a Muslim? Azazi or whatever you call yourself is saying Christians shouldn't retaliate? You must be out oo your mind! As from today, I'm launching a personal attack on muslims, I have started by deleting them off my BBM and unfollowing them on twitter!

    From: Tebele

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Peace deal? Will these blood thirsty people every make peace with any body? Let nobody be deceived. I can tell you that as they are fooling people with peace talks, they are plotting their nefarious activities. Do not be fooled.

    From: Peter

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Look at mr president smilling face i dont blame you sir...now you can meet religon leader but you cant visit victims of terror attack, or came out to speaks out against this coward attack against the innocent Nigerian...people like you know the truth about nigeria problem but you shy away from it...you know that nigeria in not one and w never be one ......when the afenifere and n.a.d.e c.o was asking for s national confrence, you guys say no way....look sir tribe and group in nigeria w soon heading to united nation for seperation and i bet you the world knows what is going on in nigeria .........

    From: tony t

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • @tebele your just dumb!!!do yo hear yourself?

    From: luis

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • One thing is certain. nigeria will never experience any enduring peace. what would be the experience of the country will always be underdevelopment, corruption and poor infrastructure. the leaders dont even have belief in their country. thats why they steal from the population and lodge their loots in foreign accounts. What you are seeing at the present is just the beginning. There is no hope for the country. Nigeria is a huge joke

    From: terrah terrah

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Nigerian do not need these photo displays and dubious maneuvering. We all know that you Mr Jonathan, your security operatives, The Sultan etc, know who the leaders of... are. You must be upfront and talk to yourselves eye ball to eye ball, names and shame these so called leaders of these thugs boko haram, no matter how highly placed they are. It appears that they are have been protecting them, because of their political support thet give you and your party and if this is the case then it is a great shame on of of you. Any government or leader who hub nubs, or negotiates with terrorists or criminal, forfiets its right to rule in a democratic dispensation. Mr Jonathan compromise with terreorists or criminals and you will be writing your political obiturray. Mr Jonathan joke with this people and their like and you will definitely be their next victim. They have seen that, with your reparteure, that you have always ... footed with criminals and at times you give them the red carpet treatment, as such these thugs boko haram are expecting the same kid glove handling and the vip treatment. If in the unlikely situattion you allow them, to have their way, then Mr Jonathan you will be permanent history. Mr Jonathan I rest my case.

    From: Patrick Agbobu

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • One of the ex-leaders did say that if Jonathan wins the election, NIGERIAN will not be governable. But we all did as if it was an empty threat. and we all forgot about the person who made that statement, he is no more in the news, keeping a low key / profile but secretly sponsoring groups to destabilize the country to show that Nigeria is a failed state in Jonathan's tenure. Invariably we are seeing that in the near future Nigeria will be divided between the north and south and possibly West.

    From: Baba Jeroo

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Prayer is the key for every successful mission, Nigeria needs payer from both religion people in other to leave in peace and harmony one love one nation. peace is what you need what i need.

    From: Muratla aliyu

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • just imaging a police checkpoint in yola, that i passby everyday this is a checkpoint that was establish because of the security situation in the north when you passby u see heavily armed mopol, but ask me what are they doing, they are busy collecting money from every motoris as far as the driver stretches his hand to give out money they just collect without even carering to search well or to lookout properly, but what the police authority will say is that they are doing their best, tell me, how will insecurity not increase in this country where our security agent are insincere with themself.

    From: dudu

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • The message of forgiveness peace and reconcilliation is devine,while the message of hate and revenge is satanic,will serve satan and the evil ones amongst us,whenever there is attack and counter,it the innocents that get caught off,the criminals have a way of escaping it.

    From: Dr. Mohammed Liman

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Shut your fucking dub, empty head as yours, you better know how to talk,before any comment, the cherish sultan works to bring back peace, while you say nosense. Who likes bloodshed? We're all Nigerians, as muslim I'm not sentimental at all. Why you shoutin for peace, but sentimental. Daren't abuse Islam again, if you can't work with us, bring back peace, better shut your dub.

    From: Abdulyassar

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Tebele,the kafir,have u forgotten that almost 250 muslims are killed,none of the xtian leaders condemned the attack,not even the southern media report the genocide commit by the CAN in jos only Aljazeera and CCTV report live.do u know that BOKO HARAM is sponsored by some government agent ,empowerd in the south but thank god not only muslims ara dying

    From: abdul

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • this is why the problem is not solved yet..The Muslim are truying all effort to show this is not religion , the xtians are using every opprotunity to atack Islam for violent acts...Boko Haram is laughing at the stupidity of Nigerians. On what basis is the peace deal.. Was the Muslim attackign the xtians in the first place.. When Boko Haram strick on Eld . What was the purpose? It was no news material, xmas day is better news so they strick again. Until we accept that Boko Har am is not for propagation of Islam and people behind it are after something else thenwe will continue to run form post to post.. in the words of the sultan "
    Asked what was agreed on as way out of the crisis, the Sultan said the government will look at all the past reports “including the one set up by the President on the North East crisis, also the Solomon Lar report on the Plateau and other report and at the resumption of work Mr. President and his team will look through all those reports and then call for a meeting of a larger body for consultation with all of us, both religious and traditional leaders. So we believe that is a very good way because we have to close ranks because nowhere in our two religions both Christianity and Islam that says we should be violent in dealing with one another”.

    The Sultan was also asked to react to the general belief that Muslim religious leaders have not been vehement enough in their opposition to the violent acts. He said: “Have we not been speaking out? Did you read the press statement I issued out the day before yesterday? What else do you want us to say? We are totally against what has been happening, we totally condemn all these. Nobody can take anybody’s life, its unIslamic, its ungodly, nobody can take anybody’s life, all lives are sacred, must be respected and protected by all. So we have been speaking out. We all know what the situations are and we can only advise the government and we have been advising the government on several occasions”.

    So the Government has not even read or planned to implement the report form this committe until now.. God save Nigeria!

    From: Ayodele

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • COMMANDER IN CHIEF GO TO WAR AGAINST SPONSORS AND STATE SPONSORS OF BOKOHARAM THE WORLD WILL SUPPORT YOU MILITARILY BECAUSE THEY KNOW WHAT ISLAM IS UP TO

    From: L

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • HE IS BEGGING HIM TO BEG THEM!! RATHER THAN LOCKING HIM UP. WHAT A PRESIDENT?

    From: Ntomina

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Nigerian christians are so selfish and myopic. In southern kaduna post election violence over two hundred muslims were killed and burnt but that did not attraction attention bcos they are muslims. Now that a handful of christians were killed by yet to be identified ppl the hell was let loose. If you continue in this manner we wll all suffer. Why it is that when a christian commit any evil the evil will not associated with his religion. We all know that there are militancy and kidnapping in niger delta and other part of the south but that has not be associated with christianity but any thing bad that a muslim does must be associated with his regilion. In both regilions there are good and evil ppl

    From: muhdK

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • president Jonathan has failed man

    From: gloria hart

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • ''Food for Taught From Buhari's Comment After the Verdict''

    The country now is in an emergency situation. Law and order can break down at any time. Those in charge of the country should be warned that promises and sweet words are no substitute for practical action. To avert the looming chaos in the New Year, immediate steps should be taken to drastically reduce the cost of governance in the three tiers of government. Salaries and especially allowances should be drastically reduced; security votes should be abolished – not increased as the 2012 Budget has done. Votes for the Armed forces, Police and Security Services should be transparent and accountable; foreign travel and estacodes should be stopped for at least six months other than for the Presidency, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and medical emergencies. Government House expenses in all the states should be drastically reduced, foreign travel suspended for a while. The National Assembly should give a lead in reducing their allowances substantially and stopping their foreign travels. These savings should be applied to education, infrastructure and agriculture with emphasis on youth employment through meaningful and practical emergency programmes.

    I strongly beg GEJ to please implement all or some these and forget his fuel subsidy idea. Especially Cutting the allowances, reducing cost of governance, removing estacodes and reducing security votes will raise more money than that of subsidy, impose no extra burden on the poor masses, reduce the do or die approach to get into power, and restore hope and confidence to the common man and middle class in Nigeria. Pls GEJ God has given u the mantle. Pls pay back our votes by putting smile on our hearts by taking this bold step. May God guide you in the uphill task.

    From: Nigeria must survive

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • people should really try to read in between the lines. the government is incapable or does not want to do anything about this crisis. muslims and xtians have been co-existing and inter-marriages between them. all of a sudden there is a problem. first the Sallah day killings in Kaduna and now Xmas day bombings. its just a cycle and its political. when they arrest suspects why are they suddenly released back into society. the president and government know the truth... they need justification to pocket the almost 1 trillion naira for security! think!!!

    From: thinker

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • We are tired of these photo ups...what these people do behind the scenes is what matters most. Please Goodluck look beyond these photo ups and ask the US for help with intelligence to fish out these wicked people and there sponsors.

    From: osita

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • The country now has to live with the consequences of the actions of PDP government in collaboration with INEC, police and security services over the last 10 years. A country on the brink of developing into the major continental Power in 1999 is now a fractured society, corruption everywhere, violence everywhere, a sense of helplessness and hopelessness nearly everywhere. While the country is sliding into this chaotic state, PDP governments at the centre and in the states are engaged in massive and mindless plunder of the country’s resources in total disregard of the suffering masses.

    The country now is in an emergency situation. Law and order can break down at any time. Those in charge of the country should be warned that promises and sweet words are no substitute for practical action. To avert the looming chaos in the New Year, immediate steps should be taken to drastically reduce the cost of governance in the three tiers of government. Salaries and especially allowances should be drastically reduced; security votes should be abolished – not increased as the 2012 Budget has done. Votes for the Armed forces, Police and Security Services should be transparent and accountable; foreign travel and estacodes should be stopped for at least six months other than for the Presidency, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and medical emergencies.

    Government House expenses in all the states should be drastically reduced, foreign travel suspended for a while. The National Assembly should give a lead in reducing their allowances substantially and stopping their foreign travels. These savings should be applied to education, infrastructure and agriculture with emphasis on youth employment through meaningful and practical emergency programmes. The public will see through any cosmetic or token gestures and will not tolerate a continuation of status quo. Corruption and plunder are the root causes of unemployment, insecurity, violence and unrest.

    If all hands are on deck to help save our country from imminent collapse we should stabilize. When that happens Nigeria should take a close look at the country’s structure in a calm and unemotional atmosphere. Hopefully we may come to a better form of government to see Nigeria through the next 50 years.
    Thank you.

    General Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR

    Extract of speech by Gen Buhari on superem court verdict today. Copied by Chima Egbukole

    From: Chima Egbukole

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • why all this shouting,why all this nonsense talk about Islam,What muslims said when a mass killing is taking place in Jos,is it only CAN and Christians have a mouth to talk? I want to call on this dogmatic Nigerian Christian to stop blackmailing Islam with the issue of Boko Haram.

    From: Umar

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Please dont abuse our sultan. When muslims were killed during sallah celeberation did CAN complain or make any comment? let us be reasonable in our comment and praise the sultan for taking the initiative..

    From: mosood

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Johnathan is a lamer, a lame president. Can you all see the metal detector on his side! He voted billions to protect himself from the sultan who he doesn't even trust.
    No worries, failed president, since you have failed in your responsibility of securing the security of lives and property from domestic enemies, the citizen have taken up that responsibility.
    An arabic school has just been bombed in delta state and trust, more will come.
    Lets start escorting islamic terrorist to the gates of hell where virgins await them

    From: ProCit

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • We Nigerians should not allow the America's prediction of Nigeria breaking up in year 2015 to come to pass because the current spate of bombings in many parts of the north is moving the country towards the precipice. No nation can survive religious war. I as a muslim condemn this act of terrorism. The government should declare state of emergency in all the states where Boko Haram activities are pronounced and in Jos to find a lasting solution to the the state of insecurity in the states.

    From: Mallam Musa Ilorin

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Tebele, u are on ur own.

    From: Nigerian

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • you all called your self christian have you forgotten what happen during ZANGO KATAF in KADUNA STATE and ODUDUWA in Lagos than recently in JOS during Muslim festival after fasting of RAMADAN have you forgotten what is happening in JOS so is now when it comes back to you and you are saying stupid and undefined words go head pls don't stop and lets see who will succeed MAY GOD HELP MUSLIM AND THEIR FOLLOWERS AMIN will are comming back to you all overtheir their by the grace of GOD

    From: SANI RABIU SANI KANO

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • my advice is let all christians live the northern state for the muslim alone, how much re they look for there that they can't get in other part of Nigeria, let them kill themselves, by the time they finish with the innocent once they will face those their ogas and sponsored, pls close all the churches in the north, so that by the time they come to east or sourth or west and bomb then we know that they want war and seperation so we can give to them war starting from people like DANGOTE and families, Alhaji Rabiu and co. so pls all christians should vacate northern state.

    From: o g gabby

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • This is a sick country with sick people pretending to be peaceful....

    From: sani

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • For every begining ther is an end. our God, our creator shuold expose and disgrace these evil minded animals.

    From: faruk

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • No body should blame Mr Jonathan because his trying his best. His problem is people suround him. All i know is that Muslim are the Boko Haram and Mr Buhari has hand in this Islam Group call Boko.

    From: Noel

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Sani Rabiu Sani Kano..You are a bloody cow...

    From: Justin

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Nigeria should divided into two part northern Nigeria and southern Nigeria so that muslem in the north should imposed sharia law there and southern Nigeria for christians. Then the problem will end , if they dont stop this terrorist act then we go for war. President Goodluck there is no peace talk DIVIDE or WAR

    From: WAZOBIA

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Brothers and Sisters Nigerians please try to leave in peace,for it's written peace makers will be call sons of God.fear God and don't murder,everyone will give account for his or her life on the judgment day.i am a Chadian living in my country Chad.neighboring country of Nigeria

    From: JIM DILLAH

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • I THINK THE ISLAM AS A RELIGION NEEDS REVIEW BECAUSE WHAT IS HAPPENING IS NOT ONLY IN NIGERIA ALONE BUT EVEN IN THE ISLAMIC COUNTRIES LIKE LYBIA, SYRIA, SOMALIA, EGYPT, IRAQ AND A HOST OF OTHERS.

    From: FABIRGA

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Can we say that the dEVIL have succeeded in his heart desire in our great country?..... Babash! Our great GOD will intervent and all will shout Amen. All the evil ones will be put to shame in JESUS Name. Let's use our senses, cos body is mortal, but spirit is God's. Beware there is no religion in Heaven and all beings shall DIE.

    From: Sobber Boy.

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Do i hear you say peace deal again, as peace from the body meaning uriane, Stop fooling yourselfs how many times can we sign peace deal before it will stand or before the killing machine/blood taste guys will stop their devilish act, it is their ways of life and would not stop. pending when the xtians will learn their lesson of tooth for taith, or produce some killing machine /blood taste men to revange then were we find ourself or it take us to we go or end it there.

    From: umaru segun Eze

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • Do i hear you say peace deal again, as peace from the body meaning uriane, Stop fooling yourselfs how many times can we sign peace deal before it will stand or before the killing machine/blood taste guys will stop their devilish act, it is their ways of life and would not stop. pending when the xtians will learn their lesson of tooth for taith, or produce some killing machine /blood taste men to revange then were we find ourself or it take us to we go or end it there.

    From: umaru segun Eze

    Posted: 2 years ago

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  • I have read strong and weak comments alike. Some recognise the recent bombings for what they really are, a plot to terrorise and divide Nigeria along religious lines. Others have taken the bait and given into fear. Statistically speaking the North has suffered equal if not more casualties than the south. Thousands have been displaced from the north and Imams who dared speak against those who's name I dare not speak have been murdered in cold blood. It stands to reason that the attacks are not targeted towards christians or a specific ethnic group. Instead, they are targeted towards innocent Nigerians. Some say the terrorists live in the North and therefore are known to the Northerners, this is akin to saying a thief lives in a community and is therefore known to members of that community. A criminal hides their true identity and that is how they survive. Moreover, the silence, [or lack of condemnation of what's going on], in the North is not that of support for those who's name I dare not speak, it is of fear. The North is literally being held hostage and it breaks my hearth to see certain southern brethren point fingers of accusation in our hour of need. Ever heard of Stoklhom syndrome? Well, if we wait too long the vulnerable masses may start identifying with their captors. I say it is time for solidarity. I say we use the recent events to our advantage, as a force for uniting us against the evil that plagues our fatherland. Let us not let it achieve its intended purpose, to divide us and reduce us to dishonourable savages.

    Fakir

    From: Kimu Fakir

    Posted: 2 years ago

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