Nnamdi Kanu is a threat to our religion – Judaism Fellowship Initiative
The umbrella body of the Jewish community n Nigeria, Judaism Fellowship Initiative (JFI), has lambasted the Leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu for misinforming his followers about the religion.
According to JFI, Kanu has been massively evangelising and converting his members to Judaism, which it said was against the tenet of the religion.
President of the Nigeria Judaism Community, Chief Arthur-Regis Odidika, while speaking on Sunday, noted that it was even worse that Kanu has been filling his converts with wrong information about the religion.
He stressed that the IPOB leader’s erroneous teachings had become a threat to the religion in Nigeria.
Speaking at JFI’s 10th anniversary in Ihiala, Anambra State, Odidika said, “One of the things that is bothering Judaism in Nigeria, especially JFI, the umbrella organisation of Jewish community in Nigeria, is Nnamdi Kanu declaring Judaism as his religion, using IPOB radio to preach and evangelise.
“This is against the practice. The Jews don’t evangelise; the Jews don’t look for converts but by the activities of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, thousands are trooping into our synagogues with the wrong information.
“These people see Judaism as a militant religion, war religion but Judaism is a religion that teaches love and peace which is why our greeting in Judaism is SHALOM, meaning peace.
”With the influx of IPOB members into Judaism, we now have a problem of making them good convert and also making them to know that the problem of insecurity did not start with President Mohammadu Buhari though it has escalated.
“Kanu’s IPOB is making people to believe that attacks are targeted at the Southern part of Nigeria but the question is who are those responsible for the banditry in Katsina State, Buhari’s home state, and other parts of the North?
“We need the help of the government to help us contain this influx into Judaism; we need them to give us the capacity to help us make good converts of these people.”