Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Inside Story - Nigeria's Christmas Day bombings (AlJazeera TV)

I came across this on YouTube and it is "Inside Story" from AL Jazeera.

What lies behind the ongoing violent attacks in Africa's most populous country? With guests: Malam Garba Sani, David Anderson, and Patrick Wilmot.

What should the Christian's perspective be?

CAN condemns bombing, blames security lapses

Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor

The National President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, has condemned in its entirety, Christmas day bombings in some northern parts of the country.

Oritsejafor, in an interview with newsmen on Monday in Warri, Delta State, said that he felt very bad at the Boko Haram’s action.

“I condemn it with all the anger in me. I believe that if man does not catch up with them, God will catch up with them and their sponsors.”

He attributed the menace of the sect to security lapses, which he said, the country was bedevilled by.

“All our security agencies have been polarised along religion. There are people within the security agencies that are promoting their religion instead of protecting Nigeria,” Oritsejafor said.

He said that there was an urgent need for government to upgrade the security equipment with sophisticated weapons that could match or surpass the ones in the custody of criminals.

Nigerian pilgrims detained in Jerusalem

Seven Nigerian pilgrims to Jerusalem, including two priests and a woman, have alleged poor treatment in the hands of Israeli security operatives, saying they were unjustly detained in prison for about 11 hours without committing any offence.

The pilgrims said they arrived Tel Av-iv Airport on December 15, from Rome where they were arrested and put into a Black Maria on the pretext that they entered Israel illegally.

According to one the returnees, Rev. Father Anthony Zakka, those detained included the Chaplain of the Government House, Adamawa State and Assistant Secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, in the state, Rev. Mike Agbon and five other pilgrims, including a female official of the Kaduna State Christian Pilgrims Board.


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