Members of the Christian community in Nigeria have described the serial attack on Christians by the Boko Haram sect as a threat to the continued existence of the country. This was contained in a statement jointly signed by the President, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the 19 northern states, Archbishop P. Y. Jatau, the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM), Bishop Mike Okonkwo, the President, Tarraya Ekklisiyoyi Kristi A Nigeria (TEKAN), Rev. Emmanuel Dziggau, Elder Joshua Atureja, Evang. Matthew Owojaiye and Pastor Wale Adefarasin.
The ministers noted that the masterminds of Boko Haram were bent on pushing the nation down the precipice and called on the government to take decisive action that would tame their vicious acts. They explained that the current distress occasioned by the removal of subsidy would not be compared to the mass conflagration that would erupt if the Boko Haram sect succeeded in its machination of pushing the nation over the edge.