ICC Note: The Nigerian Vice president denies persecution of Christians in the country at the hands of Fulani militants. He suggests that other people are also affected by the militants and that they do not only target Christians, but other minority groups too.
6/2/2018 Nigeria (Daily Post) –
Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has dismissed insinuations that the killings in some parts of the country were targeted at only Christians.
Speaking in Osogbo, the Osun State capital on Friday, the Vice President said the blood thirsty hoodlums had also attacked mosques and killed many in Muslim communities especially in Zamfara State.
Osinbajo warned that Nigeria could face another civil war if the issue of herdsmen killings was not handled with great care and wisdom.
He said, “There is a big challenge. Sometimes, it is not always as it seems. When I went to Benue, I mentioned to them that any attack on churches is sacrilegious and it should be condemned. I was probably one of the few persons that spoke about it. Let’s put it in a context, we must not assume this is an isolated case.
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