‘I weep for Nigeria’ – Archbishop

By Raisa Ismail

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, condemned the actions of the terrorist group Boko Haram at a public talk at Coventry University.

At the event, the Archbishop described them as an “extremely dangerous group”.

After being asked by a member of the public how he thought Nigeria could seek peace and reconciliation the Archbishop recalled his time in Nigeria, with his wife, where he came into contact with members of the terrorist group.

“I knew them before they became Boko Haram”, he said.

The Archbishop said that to gain peace in Nigeria there “has to be a security process that gives confidence to people in their governments”.

Boko Haram, the Islamist group from Nigeria, kidnapped hundreds of girls last year and killed over 90 civilians last week in an attack in Cameroon.

They have caused chaos for the Nigerian government who have decided to delay the national elections which were supposed to take place on 14 February this year.

President Goodluck Jonathan said he would postpone the elections till 28 March to fight Boko Haram.

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