OCP News Service – 16/10/2019
Lagos-Nigeria: It has been widely reported that over the years, a large number of Christians are being persecuted in the African nation of Nigeria, a country that has an equal number of Christian and Muslim populations.
Under the leadership of Muhammadu Buhari, the President of Nigeria, atrocities against Christians are on the rise at an unprecedented scale. Islamic groups like Boko Haram and Fulani herdsmen have committed heinous crimes against Christians. The government seems less caring about the sad plight of the Christian in the country. Christians are slaughtered, women are raped, and taken as sex slaves, Christian houses are destroyed and Churches are burned down.
Thye have been heavy criticisms against the government and President Buhari, due to the failure in handling the situation.
‘If Christians have become targets at all, it is because Buhari and those in power “want to make sure the whole country becomes a Muslim country,” and they are using Boko Haram and the Fulani to achieve that objective’ – Father Valentine Obinna, Roman Catholic Priest in Nigeria.
The alarming situation in the country was reported by the National Christian Elders Forum. Their report stated that Christians are on the brink of extinction in Nigeria.
Despite criticisms, Buhari has ordered a crackdown (last day), on a number of Islamic schools that are notorious for abusing and keeping men and boys as captives.
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