A militant group, the Niger Delta Revolutionary Crusaders, NDRC, has warned against attacks on Christians and churches in the north.
NDRC gave the warning while responding to threats by the new Boko Haram leader, Abu Masab el Barnawi, who had last Wednesday threatened to burn down churches and kill Christians.
In a statement by its spokesperson, W O I Izon-Ebi, the group said it will carry out reprisal attacks on Muslims and mosques in the oil rich region, if Boko Haram attacks Christians.
The group in the statement alleged that el-Barnawi’s recent threat was part of the plot to islamize Nigeria.
NDRC said, “We want to alert Nigerians and the world that the Islamization plot has been proven by the Boko Haram new leader Abu Masab el Barnaw that their new mission is to kill all Christians and burn down all churches.
“But, we want to warn them that we, the Niger Delta youths, in this 21st century will not accept killing of innocent Christians or burning of churches. That if they try it in the north or any part of Nigeria, we the Niger Delta youths will not see any Muslim or mosque in the Niger Delta.