A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Dr Obadiah Mailafia, on Sunday, reechoed claims that President Muhammadu Buhari administration aims to Islamise the country.
He spoke in Akure during a special session organised by Forum for Good Governance Towards Revival for All Nations (TRANS 21) with the theme “The Role of the Church in Nation Building,” warning Christians to rise and protect their land from being taken over by Muslims.
Mailafia said: “The kind of Islam that is coming from Sahara is dangerous. They want to take over your land and enslave you. Christians must rise to protect it. They want to take over your land and enslave you.
“In the North East alone, more than 3000 churches have been destroyed, more than 400 priests and pastors have been killed. Last year, the CAN chairman of Adamawa was beheaded, even after a ransom was paid. We have been told that the so call bandits, who should not be called bandits because bandits do not bring down military aircraft.
“No bandit has the capacity to bring down military aircraft. No bandit has the power to attack Nigeria Defence Academy which is the premier institution for the training of armed forces. No bandit has the capacity to do that, only terrorists have the capacity to do that.
“We are being told that these terrorists are part of the insurgency because they did these kidnappings to raise money in order to fund the insurgency.”
Mailafia is not the only one to make the claims as former President Olusegun Obasanjo once alerted of plots under Buhari’s administration to Islamise and Fulanise Nigeria.
The Governor of Benue State, recently also accused Buhari’s administration of plotting to Fulanise Nigeria.