Boko Haram: Governor Shettima to Compensate Blast Victims

Channels Television  
Updated January 6, 2012

Governor Kashim Shetima of Borno state, north east Nigeria has expressed displeasure over the series of attacks on churches by the Boko Haram Islamic sect, stating that it is un-islamic to destroy the places of worship of any faith.

Governor Shettima

The Governor said this in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital, after receiving the report of the committee constituted by the state government to work out modalities for the compensation of victims of the various violent attacks.

Already, the Borno state government has compensated people who lost their vehicles and provided intra city shuttle buses and tricycles to ease transportation problems, following the ban on commercial motor cycles in Maiduguri metropolis.

Apparently referring to the Christmas day bomb attack on St. Theresa Catholic Church, Madalla in Niger state and other places of worship in Borno and Yobe states, governor Shetima said those destroying places of worships are not true Muslims as Islam does not in any way permit the destruction of places of worships of other faiths.