Wusasa Bishop Blasts CAN: Northern Politicians Are Not Boko Haram

By SaharaReporters, New York

The Wusasa Bishop of the Anglican Church in Northern Nigeria, Rt.Rev Ali Buba Lamido, has blasted the Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor-led Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) for alleging that 90 percent of politicians in the north are members of the militant Boko Haram group.

Bishop Buba, who signed a press release sent to SaharaReporters’s New York office by Amos Ibrahim, a warden of the diocese, said that CAN is being used to champion interests that are in no way advancing the core mission of Christianity.

Referring to the press statement credited to Mr. Sunny Oibe, the spokesperson of CAN for the 19 Northern States of Nigeria in the aftermath of the recent bombing in Kano, the Bishop joined in condemning the unnecessary killing of innocent Nigerians, which he described as barbaric and an act of savagery.  

“We have had enough of destruction in the North and we should be looking for ways to get of this quagmire,” he said.  “I agree that the government must change its tactics in order to put a stop to this bestial cruelty in our land.   I pray God to comfort those who lost their loved ones.

Having said that, he dismissed the statements made by Mr. Oibe as not only highly-creative conjecture, but also libelous and capable of whipping up the base and bestial emotions of religious faithful towards premeditated and surreptitious reprisals.

“The manner in which Mr. Sunny spoke to the press does not portray him as a mature Christian leader.  It came to me as a rude shock that a Christian leader could make serious and despicable allegations. His vituperations and invectives are cheap and infra dig. There is no way Christians in the “core north” will paint such apparitions of Armageddon with such words that brook no decorum. I am surprised how CAN, Northern States will come out with such a totally misguiding notion or even allow such representation.”

He wondered how a Christian leader could come up with the conjecture that 90% of the politicians in northern Nigeria are either members or sponsors of Boko Haram, questioning how he arrived at the statistics.

“Are Christian politicians in the North also in Boko Haram? Will he be willing to vouchsafe the names of these Boko Haram members and sponsors to the President who still feels that Boko Haram members are ghosts? I feel some of these statements are reckless.

“Mr. Sunny threw decorum to the wind when he called for the intervention of the International Community to deal with “these animals once and for all”. Some of us who are Christian leaders in the North are embarrassed by this egregious vulgarity displayed by Mr. Sunny Oibe. He conveniently forgot that no enduring edifice can be built on the foundation of rot, artifice and chicanery. He was probably speaking for himself and not for Christians in the north who desire peacefully co-existence with our brothers and sisters.”

Drawing particular attention to Oibe’s claim that the latest attack has exposed the hypocrisy of the people calling for amnesty for Boko Harram members, the Bishop asked, “What does Mr. Sunny understand by Amnesty?  Is he saying that the 90% politicians in the “core north” are really hypocrites? Will Christian politicians and Spiritual leaders in the “Core north” turn against themselves and their region?”

He described the statement as the greatest disservice to logic and common sense, adding that people who do not know the north to be quiet on issues they are not sure of.  “If they cannot proffer positive solutions to our problems, they should stop inciting and causing further injuries to all people.  Mr. Sunny should know that the call for Amnesty was not only by Muslim politicians, but also by mature Christians from the core north,” he pointed out.

“For the records, both Christian and Muslim leaders in the North are unanimous on Amnesty to Boko Haram,” Bishop Lamido said, adding that the position was arrived at with the understanding that it will bring a permanent solution to the insurgency which has almost brought all of the North to a complete stand still.

He said that people in the North are determined to overcome the insurgency and are looking for men and women who are ready to work with them to achieve it.

“It is either you partner with us or allow us do it. Please we could do without people inciting groups to take up arms against one another.  I strongly feel there is need to overhaul CAN to make it achieve its purpose, otherwise it will continue to cause more problems than solutions.”

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Amnesty

The Bishop's comment should not be treated with contempt as it is a reasoning towards solution. I believe amnesty declared will sift the real Boko Haram from the political Boko haram. It is at this point Govt. Can penetrate the camp of the so called Ghost. I advice all contributors on this forum to be mindful of the words the utter even if don't belive in the entity "Nigeria", they owe responsibility to their various socio-ethnic and religious affiliations which is answerable to Nigeria.Let's think wise and breed solution.

THE BISHOP IS RIGHT

DIVIDE NIGERIA AND LET THE SOUTH EAT AND DRINK THE OIL WHILE THE NORTH GO BACK TO FARMING AS IS KNOWN FOR IF THAT WILL BREAK THE BARRIERS OF SENTIMENT AND BRING PEACE TO EACH REGION. EDUCATED ONES NOW SOUND FOOLISH BCOS OF BEING BRAIN WASHED AND NOT REASON AGAIN!

SOSOSOSOOOOOOOO UNFORTUNATE.....................................

IT IS SO SAD THAT EVEN EDUCATED NIGERIANS DONT SEE THE TRUTH BCOS OF SENTIMENT. IF U HAV NOT BEEN TO THE NORTH WHY DO YOU WANT TO RELY ON WHAT SOMEONE TELLS EVEN WITHOUT VERIFICATION. DONT EVER IMAGINE THAT THE LEADERSHIP OF CAN CAN NOT MAKE MISTAKE OF BEING A DEPARTMENT IN PDP.. IMAGINE SOMEBODY WHO SAID BH ARE PART OF HIS GOVT. AND NOW IS SAYING THEY ARE GHOST. PLS ENOUGH OF THIS KILLING BCOS IS OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS THAT ARE DYING EVERY DAY!

we know who are boko haram espicially those that in kaduna state

allah show us one amoung them like patrick ibrahim yakowa

Rt. Bishop Ali Buba, it shows

Rt. Bishop Ali Buba, it shows you are backing the nothern chritians not the northern region at large, you are a biased minded somebody so also you make no difference with CAN leader. Your statement is also the same.
Bad xtiance!

Wusa Bishop blast CAN

Describing the sentence as “the height of injustice to our region and people”, MEND threatened to resist it by all means necessary, warning that consultations were on-going with some stakeholders and elders of the region, and adding their position would be made known later.
Who are the Elders and stakeholders? The The notorious terrorists den uncovered recently in Lagos belongs to the Bayelsa State Government, the Ojora of Ijora, Fatai Aromire, said on Tuesday.
The first bomb was claimed by MEND and reputed by Uncle JEGA.
God continue to expose them.

Boko haram

To my dear brother those in sultin Muslim. Is any one can prove all those unrest happing in the north are plane spornsor and conduct by a muslim? Pls let publisize the name or take it to the interlangent. Pls stop insulting others faith for the benefit our brotherhod.

CAN IS RIGHT

NORTHERN POLITICIAN THREATENED TO MAKE NIGERIA UNGOVERNABLE
NORTHERN POLITICIANS HAVE NOT SPOKEN AGAINST IT
NORTHERN POLITICIANS SET UP BOKO HARAM FOR POLITICAL RELEVANCE
NORTHERN POLITICIANS JUSTIFY THE ACTIONS OF BOKO HARAM
CLAIMING IT IS CAUSED BY POVERTY.
BOKO HARAM MENTIONED SOME NORTHERN POLITICIAN TO NEGOTIATE WITH FG
SOME BOKO HARAM MEMBERS WERE FOUND IN HOMES OF SOME NORTHERN POLITCIANS
A GOVERNOR AND SENATOR FROM THE NORTH WERE INVLOVED WITH BOKO HARAM.
PRESIDENT JONATHAN SAID THEY ARE IN GOVERNMENT WITH HIM.
So all these are logical enough for CAN to draw their conclusion

They are just angry

THE POPE SAID THAT THE PROBLEMS OF THE WORLD IS ALL ANCHORED ON GREED. THE NIGERIAN CATHOLICS AND ANGLICANS ARE ANGRY THAT A PENTECOSTAL IS NOW LEADING CAN, A POSITION THEY'VE ENJOYED FOR DECADES WITHOUT ANY MEANINGFUL IMPACT ALWAYS COMPROMISING.
THEY COMPLAINED THAT CAN HAS BECOME TOO CLOSE TO GOVERNMENT AND THAT THEY WON'T BE ABLE TO TELL THE POLITICIANS THE TRUTH. BUT WHEN CAN FIRES ON ANY POLITICIAN THEY WILL TURN AROUND AND OPPOSE CAN AGAIN. WHO IS NOW COMPROMISING?
FOR YOUR INFORMATION YOU CANNOT COMPARE THE TALIBAN AND THIS BOKO HARAM. BECAUSE THE TALIBAN ARE KNOWN THEIR LEADERS ARE KNOWN, BUT TELL ME THE BOKO HAM LEADERS? NAME THEM. HOW CAN YOU HELP SOMEONE YOU CANNOT SEE? HOW CAN YOU GRANT AMNESTY TO GHOSTS? AND WHY CAN'T THE BISHOP GO AND HAVE A CHART WITH THEM?

Blast on CAN

many are called but few are choosen.
Wusasa Bishop is Judas Iscariot of 21st century.
What a shame!

The Bishop is right in admonishing the wayward CAN

Sentiments is what got us here, sentiments is what will keep the Boko issue on the back burner. Nigerians will keep dying as inept leadership is being defended by sycophants and clowns equally bereft of ideas to contain the insurgency. Every honest analyst knows that CAN plays the "religious wing" in PDP's Villa Politics of cronysim, so the Bishop calling them to order is in order. Fake Oritsejafor (oriju.afor) is a bought commodity, likewise his crumb-catchers. The Catholics Church castigated them, why didn't you bigots call them Bokos back then? Hypocrites!

Dr. Dumbo told us he knows all the Bokos in his government. No wonder that nine foreigners (Chadians, Malians and other Tuaregs) arrested in Lagos were using Bayelsa State Govt. House as their hide-out. Does that make 90% of Aborigines terrorists? Boko Haram is PDP's "prodigal child", leave Northerners alone. The Bishop is right. Animals!

Boko Haram Under Full Control Of Northern Political Leaders.

That 90% of northern politician belong to boko haram is open to debate, but there is no denying the fact that certain northern politicians has been caught in the boko harams web.

Boko Haram was primarily set up as a rival of the niger delta insurgents and as a weapon of coersion and a leverage and negotiating tool against the Jonathan/South gov.

I dont know where the Rt Rev got his information but the boko haram is completely under the control of northern political leaders.

This same group who lost in

This same group who lost in the presidential election, went further to say if they do not win the presidential election that they will make Nigeria ungovernable...Are they Nigerian?...IBB, Buhari, Abdusalam, Bakari, Alh. Siroma etc should be arrest now because they ar behind Boko- Haram, I urge the federal government to take a step now, i making sure that they are arrested anf interogated.

Point of correction!

Dear Anonymous, in your post you referred to a Rev. Fr. thus - "Rev. Fr. you justified in the points you raised but as far as your choice of words are concerned, some really need to be put in proper perspective for the purpose of the initial correction intended by you, sir" - Wusasa Bishop is of the Anglican tradition, not Roman Catholic. Trust you accept the correction.

The North

You can continue to lay claim to your North and your exclusive knowledge of it as long as Ndigbo are paying the price for you to stay in the North. You Northen christians need to wise up. Remove the South which you are trashing and you all would either be dead or become Moslems. It is your complicity that got the Ndigbo killed in the sixties and now you are dancing with your BEAUTIFUL KILLER-BRIDE-THE NORTH and repaeting the same mistake.If you don't know who you are, then you should be a demilitarized ZONE between north and South.

The North is Boko Haram and Boko Haram is the North

Wusasa Bishop is in denial. He may be thinking that the Islamic blood suckers will spare him.

Bishop Ali Baba Lamido is simply wrong.

Dear Ali Baba Lamido the Bishop of Wusasa, I don't blame you. Anybody can set up church in Nigeria and mascurade under any title thank you for carrying the cross of Jesus Christ, I am glad that what you sow you will reap. God can not be mocked. The souls of Christian worshippers mudered in cold blood by your lovely boko haram will cry for vengiance just like Abel's blood cried to God for vengiance on Cain. I am happy with that as a Christian. Please welcome boko haram to your congregation for this Easter celebrations. The rest of us do not want to give amnesty to people we do not know. Unless you are representing boko haram, then please, say so then FG can come and talk with you. Carry go Judas Iscariot.

The West is for the truth

The West is always for truth and decency in all circumstances. It is only fools who do not see it. And for your information, Wusasa is neither in Ilorin nor Kwara. You need to be properly informed.

No Way Mr. Pastor!

Once bitten twice shy, they say!
The Foolani/Hausa North have played their murderous tricks on the whole continent since old Gen.Gowon days. These are new times now brother; and we are wise enough to part ways. You don't grant no amnesty to people you don't see/know. Mr. Pastor, I could smell your insincererity from a hundred miles away. BH are killing everyone just to blindfold the whole world that they aren't targeting just the Christians alone. The Hausa/Foolanis have shown throughout the ages that they could sacrifice their own siblings to convince people otherwise. Please brother, channel your energies to free your home front-the nigeria of old is already gone!!!!

CAN IN LEAGUE WITH PRESIDENCY ?

It is very possible. How do you explain the fact that the 93 boko haram suspects arrested in Lagos where found to be living/hiding in a Bayelsa State Govt. building in Ijora.

Pls how can a boko haram have the audacity to stay in a building belonging to the state of the person who they promised to supposedly make his govt. ungovernable?

Now do you wonder where boko haram get their money and weapons!

He Just GOT INITIATED

My attention was drawn to the mention of Gowon in your comments. Why do you join issues with highly respectable people like Gowon? Was there any mention of Gowon's name in the press statement you are making reference to? Check yourself pls and MAKE amends.

You don't know it, you can't tell it

Myopic you're or atleast selfish. Come to the north and know it if you're not coward. The Rev. knows it well that's why he said it. The north is one thing and BH is quite another.

Wusasa Bishop

The Rev. Bishop has some points but his choice of words is rather too much out of proportion for someone trying to correct an impression. The word of the lord in colossians says"let your words always be with grace seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer everyone". Rev. Fr. you justified in the points you raised but as far as your choice of words are concerned, some really need to be put in proper perspective for the purpose of the initial correction intended by you, sir

Truth is Bitter

It is quiet amazing to see a man of God(Bishop) still afraid to tell the truth!!! Can someone please ask Bishop if AK47 and other Bokononsense weaponry are are bought at N100.00 at the common market? If the 90% is not only politicians in the North,then it includes all the rich men in the North(Kings,chiefs,and common rich men and women). Truth is bitter and by God grace all the sources of Bokononsense shall be exposed in Jesus name.

,Rt.Rev Ali Buba Lamido - What a "bishop"

Rev. Sunny Oibe represents somebody - the persecuted Christians in Nigeria who call on him and CAN everyday for confort and support. Who does Rt.Rev Ali Buba Lamido represent?

It is funny that someone who uses such insulting expressions without any caution whatsoever would call someone imature. Rt.Rev Ali Buba Lamido, imaturity is there for everyone to see. He sounds like a wolf in sheep's clothing OR an Islamic fundamentalist disguised as a pastor. SHAME !"!!

Wusasa Bishop Blasts CAN

Rt. Rev. Ali Buba Lamido: We all are waiting for the day you will eat all those words including all the insults you are now throwing at your fellow Christians in the North. From your words I can guess that you celebrated and cheered when Christian pastors were slaughtered like rams before being decapitated in different parts of your wonderful core North. Let's hope you will be singing Allah Ahkbar when you suffer the same fate. You are now running your mouth like Yakubu Gowon in 1966. He is no longer yakking. Good luck to you. Benjamine

Lost Bishop?

I wonder if "Bishop" Lamido's statements are borne out of fear of boko haram since he appears to reside in Wusasa a boko haram hotbed. Does one require the IQ of Albert Einstein to understand that bh is both a political and religious pressure group? Did this bishop read the recent facebook posting by Dr Tilde, who knows and understands islam better than himself? For those who are quick to point out that muslims are equally affected in bh attacks, do they know what "collateral damage" is? Amnesty for bh is a sin and crime for which the victims will forever cry to God to avenge them of. I refuse to subscribe to granting amnesty to unrepentant murderers. May God's wrath rest with those who support the evils of bh in any form.

WUSASA BISHOP'S COMMENT.

THERE GOES A "TRUE" CHRISTIAN WHO IS MATURE, RESPONSIBLE AND HAS FULL UNDERSTANDING OF HIS RELIGION!!!. IT FEELS GOOD TO OBSERVE THAT GOOD PEOPLE LIKE HIM ARE AROUND AND READY TO VOICE OUT THE TRUTH.

KUDOS TO A BRAVE AND ENIGMATIC WUSASA BISHOP

MR. BISHOP YOU HAVE SAID IT ALL.......CAN/GEJ ALLIANCE IS DESTRUCTIVE. NO TRUE RELIGION CHRIST OR ISLAM THAT PERMITS WANTON KILLINGS AND DESTRUCTION SO WHAT BISHOP IS SAYING IS CORRECT. THE GAME OF DESTROYING NORTH (AREWA) IS HATCHED BY THOSE IN POWER AND IF CARE IS NOT TAKING IT WILL CONSUME ALL OF THEM FROM THE TOP TO BOTTON GOD WILLING AS HE IS THE SUPREME.
ALL HAIL THE BRAVEST BISHOP LAMIDO FOR SPEAKING THE TRUTH!!!!

Bh a southern or northern creation?

Who wants to destroy the north,if not the north themselves.is bh a creation of the southern or northern elite?what does the south wants from the north that it would want to destroy the north for it?who are these individuals involved in the terrorist act?are they from the south or north?we must allow common sense to guard our utterances here.it is the north that brought this on themselves and not the south.those persons who were caught in the act of terrorism are all of northern extraction and other foreigners who leave at the fringes of the northern board?so where is this story of the south conspiring to destroy the north coming from??rather than make unfounded statements,we should be more concerned about how this crisis can be nipped in the bud before it spirals over to southern states which may prove difficult to handle.God bless us

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