The Islamic group Boko Haram has a new outrage to its credit. According to Reverend Gideon Obasogie, the director of Catholic Social Communication of Maiduguri Diocese in Borno State, the group has burned down over 180 churches in the West African country. It appears that the group views Islam as allowing for no other form of faith.
Obasogie said Boko Haram fighters have been “ransacking and torching” churches while forcing priests and congregants to flee.
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has been criticised for his inaction against the terror group which seeks to expand its “caliphate” in north-eastern Nigeria. It previously attracted global condemnation for its kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls to be handed over to fighters as Muslim wives.