The top Christian Leader in Nigeria, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, told reporters today that the Christian community would defend itself from the Islamists.
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The leader of Nigeria’s main umbrella group for Christians says its members will defend themselves as attacks by a radical Muslim sect continue.
Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor of the Christian Association of Nigeria gave the warning Saturday to journalists in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. It comes as members of a radical Muslim sect known as Boko Haram have carried out new attacks targeting Christians in Nigeria’s Muslim north.
Oritsejafor said: “We have decided to work out ways of protecting ourselves.”
That raises the possibility of retaliatory violence between Muslims and Christians in Nigeria, a multiethnic nation of more than 160 million people.