The World Must Stand Against the Killing of Christians in Nigeria

ICC Note: The world needs to hold Nigeria accountable for the slaughter of Christians. David Curry, CEO of Open Doors USA, called on President Trump to “seize this opportunity to call Buhari to account for allowing unchecked atrocities against Christians in his country.”

04/30/2018 Nigeria (USA Today) – When he meets with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari Monday, President Trump needs to seize this opportunity to call Buhari to account for allowing unchecked atrocities against Christians in his country.

While Boko Haram has made headlines for murdering and terrorizing people in Nigeria, in this case President Buhari is allowing members of his own ancestral group — the Fulani — to attack innocent communities.

The unimpeded actions of this group of extremists, loosely known as “militant Fulani herdsmen,” are creating a humanitarian crisis of shocking proportions in Nigeria.

Indeed, most people have never even heard about this brutal group, which earlier this month executed an attack that killed 19 Christians.

President Trump must not pass up a prime opportunity to fight this injustice by facing down its chief enabler. Buhari intends to speak with Trump about the promotion of economic growth, fighting terrorism, and building on Nigeria’s role as a democratic leader in the region.

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