Most Rev. Oliver Doeme, the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Maiduguri, has revealed that no fewer than 500 Catholics were killed by Boko Haram members in Borno state, Daily Post reports.
The cleric speaking in Maiduguri on Wednesday, April 5, lamented that 250 Catholic churches were set ablaze by the Boko Haram in 2014 alone in the North-East, while 25 reverend fathers and 40 reverend sisters have being rendered homeless.
Doeme, who described the birth of Boko Haram as an “offshoot of corruption” in the country, noted that 80,000 Catholics were displaced by the sect members, while 64,000 fled into Cameroon.
NAIJ.com gathered that over 50 Catholic catechists were displaced in Adamawa, Yobe and Borno states at the peak of the Boko Haram insurgency.
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In a related development, the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Maiduguri, stated that some influential and selfish Nigerians are behind the Boko Haram sect.
The cleric praised President Muhammadu Buhari for the resounding success against Boko Haram in the North East and the military for restoring peace to the region.
In the video below, NAIJ.com covered the Kaduna Investment program where the Emir of Kano, spoke on the various problems plaguing the north: