The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has urged Babagana Zulum, Governor of Zamfara State, to provide evidence of the Christians whom he claimed are members of the terrorist group, Boko Haram.
Joseph Daramola, CAN General Secretary, asked for the evidence in an interview on Monday while reacting to the governor’s claims.
Governor Zulum had, while speaking at the 17th Chief Gani Fawehinmi annual lecture organised by the Ikeja Branch of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in Lagos on Friday, claimed that Christians alongside Muslims, Asians and white men are sponsoring Boko Haram to recruit children in northern Nigeria to be combatants in the 12-year insurgency war.
Reacting, Daramola said the governor must substantiate his allegation by providing pictorial evidence rather than making absurd claims.
According to the cleric, the videos of Boko Haram members identifying themselves is well domiciled in the public space, adding that the governor should pinpoint the criminals since he appears to know them.
“Anyone who accuses the other must be able to prove it. For the governor to say such, then he must have evidence,” Daramola told the Punch.
“Let him post the photo and video evidence on social media of Christians who are Boko Haram members. I don’t think there should be any fuss. Anybody can say anything.
“Anyone who accuses the other must be able to prove it. For the governor to say such, then he must have evidence. Let him post the photo and video evidence on social media of Christians who are Boko Haram members. I don’t think there should be any fuss. Anybody can say anything.”
The CAN General Secretary said no Christian would carry such weapons as used by Boko Haram members to kill fellow human beings.
“No Christian will carry those weapons to kill fellow humans. The commandments of God explicitly stated that thou shall not kill and you don’t kill either physically or any form. Christians that are Christians will never engage in that. If Zulum has his facts, let him put it out,” he said.