“Important to realise that there are plenty of Christians who are part of Boko Haram because it’s a job”.

Shocking revelation emerged that most members of the Boko Haram insurgents are Christians.

The insurgents have attacked many churches in the country, killing several worshipers.

According to a report obtained by Radio France International, Nigerian researchers met in Paris this week at the European Conference on African Studies and took part in a round table entitled “Within and around Boko Haram in Nigeria” where it was revealed that most people terrorizing the continent are from the Christian community.

The report authored by a certain Daniel Finnan claimed that, their decision to join the violent group was due to lack of jobs and the money involved.

According to the report, “The real problem of Boko Haram is that no one has actually infiltrated them or if they have, they haven’t come out, or they’ve joined them. So the level of knowledge about the insides of Boko Haram is remarkedly small.”

On how many Christians that were forced to join the bloodthirsty group, the report claimed, “It’s almost certainly bound to be about 5,000, but some people put the numbers up way higher. The other problem is that of course as far as we know it’s quite a good job, at one point you could be paid 400 dollars a month for just simply joining them, you wouldn’t have to go fighting, you would spend your first months doing logistics or training. It’s quite profitable joining Boko Haram because you not only loot places, but you share the loot out at the end. And the third point that I think is important to realise is that there are plenty of Christians who are part of Boko Haram because it’s a job”.

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Categories: Christian extremism, Extremism, Islam, Terrorism

6 replies

  1. this is not shocking. isis boko haram and likes are not islamic organizations. they have no background in islam.

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  2. I have a couple of questions about this article:

    1. If as the meeting in Paris is true, that nobody has managed to successfully infiltrate boko haram, then how can anyone determine the exact number of people in the group never mind the breakdown of who belongs to what religion?

    2. The article states that ‘that most members of the Boko Haram insurgents are Christians.’ however the report ,which will linked below, says that only ‘some’ are christians. How does the article therefore come to the conclusion that most of them are christians?

    http://en.rfi.fr/africa/20150711-dispelling-myths-about-nigerias-boko-haram

    Just some things to consider before taking this information as a ‘fact’

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  3. 1. The article under discussion shows that the number is still speculative, not exact.

    2. The article you linked to says: “And the third point that I think is important to realise is that there are PLENTY OF CHRISTIANS who are part of Boko Haram because it’s a job.”

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    • I agree but the article doesn’t express that caveat since it asserts from the start that they know very little about the group, the article i linked to says that even the leader is not known to them. Thereore stating any real kind of certainty as this article does about ‘most members of boko haram are christians’ is a false one.

      Regardless, I don’t think it matters what religion the members of boko haram claim to profess as none of the terrible things they’ve done are sanctioned by any religion.

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    • Patrobin,
      I understand your points. However, as you know the general public perception is that BH is an Islamic organization. So if it comes to light that there are more Christians members than Muslim, or even just a sizeable minority of members, then that is an important revelation that should come to light and be discussed in order to change the (possibly) false perceptions and understandings. I am sure you will agree with me on that, as I do with you that much of what they have done is not sanctioned by any religion.

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