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Onaiyekan says elements in army support Boko Haram

12 June 2014 | by Ellen Teague | Comments: 0

Concern that elements of the Nigerian army support Boko Haram terrorists has been voiced by Cardinal John Onaiyekan, Archbishop of Abuja. He pointed to newspaper reports in Nigeria that a dozen senior officers and several enlisted men have been court-martialled recently for ­supplying arms to Boko Haram. “It is clear that there are Boko Haram sympathisers within the army,” Cardinal Onaiyekan told Fides News, “but it is difficult to quantify how many there are.” He expressed concern that “the problem of Boko Haram threatens to undermine the unity of the Nigerian armed forces, especially if one starts to interpret what is happening in northern Nigeria as a religious clash between Christians and Muslims.”This is “a very dangerous vision, which co ....... ....... ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........

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