An official of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the Sout-East, Bishop Emmanuel Chukwuma have warned of the possibility of Boko Haram resorting to the use of suya as a means of spreading their jihad across the south of the country by poisoning millions of innocent people.
According to CAN, Boko Haram intends to step up its terror campaign across Nigeria with plans to deploy 6,000 fundamentalist recruits across the south of the country. It added that as part of this campaign, Boko Haram intends to import poisonous powder which suya sellers will lace their meats with in a bid to kill millions.
Bishop Chukwuma, the Anglican Bishop of the Enugu Diocese and CAN chairman in the southeast geo-political zone, said “We have information and documents to show that this is a jihad being sponsored. We also have documents to show where they have dispatched 2,000 people to prepare for a jihad in the southeast, 2,500 in the south-south and about 2,000 in the south-west.
“The names of those who are sponsoring this are in our hands now and this is a form of jihad to make sure that Nigeria is frustrated and Islamised. We are prepared to resist and they will not succeed, so at the appropriate time we shall strike and we are waiting for them” he said.
According to Bishop Chukwuma, Nigerians should be aware of this plan and know the source of the problem when people start dying after eating suya. He also expressed disappointment and dismay with the country’s security agencies, saying it was disturbing that they could not put in place measures to forestall the bombing of churches which he said happens every Sunday.
“We are warning our people to be careful of suya because we have now heard that they will start poisoning people through it. There is a powder that is now being imported which they will spread on suya and after two weeks it will start eating your liver and other organs.”
He added that Christians in the south of Nigeria are prepared for war, physically and spiritually, and against any form of attack on their churches.