Boko Haram is a revolution that will consume Nigeria if not addressed: Clergy

Channels Television  
Updated August 2, 2012

The Prelate of the Methodist Church of Nigeria, Reverend Ola Makinde has warned that the insurgency staged by religious extremists in the northern part of the country is not a religious war but a revolution that can consume the nation if not addressed.

Rev. Makinde, made this known at a press conference in Lagos on Wednesday where he described the recent attacks as a revolution and he called on the federal government to urgently address the problem.

The clergy who blamed the persistent terror attacks on failed political leadership, traced the history of religious crises and unrest to about three decades ago, adding that the crises had always originated from the north.

He enjoined the government to take more decisive actions, as he noted that this was how the civil stated in 1969.