The Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has reacted to the news of arrest of a suspected su*cıde b*mber at Living Faith Church, in Kaduna, saying it wasn’t surprised that the suspect is a Christian.
The Islamic group who referred to the arrest as an answered prayers and a mockery of the rally organized by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) yesterday, said the arrest was divinely ordained.
Speaking in a press statement through its director of the organization, Professor Ishaq Akintola, on Monday, MURIC said, “This arrest is the outcome of our prayers for Allah to expose all those who are behind the b*mbing of churches. We are not surprised that the suspect happens to be a Christian. We have said it on several occasions that there is a Christian version of Boko Haram. Christians b*mb churches and the whole world blame Nigerian Muslims for the atrocity.
“The arrest of Nathaniel Samuel for attempting to b*mb this church is not a new development. Victor Moses was arrested on 1st March, 2016 for spying for Boko Haram b*mbers. He confessed that he carried out surveillance before the b*mbing of Madalla church in Abuja on 25th December, 2011. It must be noted that for every single arrest there must have been several successful crimes committed. There is no doubt that there are many other Christians warming up somewhere to b*mb churches and lay the blame on Muslims.
“We give kudos to the Kaduna Police Command for this feat. People blame the security agencies for no just cause sometimes. This arrest must have been the outcome of careful planning and prolonged surveillance. Those who handled the operation deserve promotion.
“But the arrest of a Christian attempting to b*mb a church makes mockery of the rally organized by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) yesterday. The rally was called ostensibly to protest against alleged rising insecurity in the country. But God works in wonderful ways.
“He exposed another plot by a fellow Christian to b*mb a church on the same day that CAN called for the rally. The coincidence is equally divine and it gives the impression that the rally itself was nothing but a hocus pocus.
“CAN would have exploded immediately in its usual self-righteousness if Nathaniel Samuel had succeeded in b*mbing the church yesterday. A world press conference would have been held this morning to blame the k*lling on Muslims.
“Also, there would have been screaming headlines in newspapers across the country : Boko Haram B*mbs Church Again: Hundreds K*lled! White House would have called Aso Rock: Why are you k*lling Christians?
“This scenario is becoming too ridiculous. It is turning our country into a bundle of contradictions. We say enough is enough. This hypocrisy in articulated religiousity must stop.
“CAN nurses a false dogma of permanent insecurity, incompetence and persecution. But in reality, Nigeria today is much better than Nigeria in 2015 when the Buhari administration took over. Boko Haram that was controlling 17 local governments at that time has been reduced to a pack of hoodlums hitting and running.
“Nigerian soldiers who were running and hiding from the insurgents before are now putting the latter on the run. The fact that Boko Haram tactics have diminished to guerrilla w*rfare cements our hypothesis of a debilitated insurgency. Ditto for kidnappings and armed robbery. There is a gross reduction in the spate of crime but groups like CAN feed fat on misinformation.
“In a nutshell, MURIC calls on patriotic Nigerians to continue to pray for peace, political stability and economic prosperity. But above all, we call on the security agencies to step up their safety measures. Life is sacred and this country can only make progress in an atmosphere of security. Therefore, the security agencies must be alert to their responsibilities. We charge Nigerians to be extra-vigilant. Our enemies are in our midst.”