Abuja - President Muhammadu Buhari has confirmed that Nigeria is now a member of the Islamic Coalition Against Terrorism, spearheaded by Saudi Arabia, Punch has reported.
The disclosure, which comes amid speculations of an alleged plan to Islamise the country, was made during a recent interview conducted in Qatar.
Buhari has attributed the reasons behind the move to claims that some terrorists in Nigeria have confirmed that they are Muslim.
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“We are part of it (the Islamic coalition) because we’ve got terrorists in Nigeria that everybody knows which claim that they are Islamic," Buhari stated.
Although he could not disclose what benefits would stem from being part of the coalition, Buhari did reveal that there could be little to no drawbacks with the arrangement given that Boko Haram has pledged allegiance to ISIS.
The President has since denied claims of attempts to change the religious identity of the country.
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