- May 13, 2021
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has told the nation’s Catholic bishops that there are no plans to turn the African powerhouse into an Islamic state.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari should resign if he cannot put an end to a series of deadly attacks by Fulani herdsmen on Christian communities, according to the African nation’s bishops, who also accused the president of showing favoritism to Muslim citizens in the country.
Nigeria’s presidency late Sunday announced a series of “deeply unfortunate killings across a number of communities” in central Plateau State as one report cited police as saying 86 people were dead in clashes between mostly Muslim herders and Christian farmers.
Nigerian bishops spoke of “ethnic cleansing,” denounced that people live in “palpable fear,” that Christians are being “massacred,” that human life is worth less than cattle and warned about the possibility of Nigeria falling into “anarchy” if the government fails to bring peace.
President Donald Trump pressed the leader of Nigeria on the subject of the persecution of Christians at a White House meeting on Monday.