‘Killing of Christians’: Islamic
group attacks President
Trump for questioning Buhari
Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), has attacked
President Donald Trump of the United States for
questioning President Muhammadu Buhari over
the alleged killing of Christians in Nigeria.
The group also accused the Christian Association
of Nigeria, CAN, of selling the country to the US.
MURIC further warned Trump against bullying the
Nigerian President for whatever reasons.
President Buhari had on Tuesday, during the
Ministers’ retreat, said that Trump asked him
during his visit to the US in 2018 why he was
MURIC, in a statement signed by its Director, Prof
Ishaq Akintola and made available to DAILY POST
on Wednesday, said it take serious objection to
President Donald Trump’s diction.
According to MURIC, Trump’s question was based
on false and misleading reports which CAN has
allegedly been sending to the outside world.
MURIC said it expected the US leader to know
better because the killings are not being done by
the Nigerian security agencies.
“Again, it is not Christians alone that are being
killed. Muslims are also victims. This is the same
false information that was spread about Boko
Haram,” MURIC said.
The Islamic rights group said CAN was able to
tell people that the terrorists were only killing
Christians and bombing churches.
MURIC noted that Boko Haram as a terrorist
group, is killing emirs, Imams, Islamic scholars
and ordinary Muslims too and also destroying
Islamic worship centres.
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“The crisis is mainly between herders and
farmers, not between the government of Buhari
and Nigerian Christians. So how can anyone
accuse President Buhari of killing Christians?”
MURIC also noted that the herders-farmers
clashes predate were there before the
administration of President Buhari came into
being in 2015 and has been occurring for a very
“It was there in ex-President Jonathan’s period
and even in ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo’s
days. Jonathan and Obasanjo are Christians but
the killings also occurred during their regimes,”
the group said.
It wondered why the Christian Association is
making the situation look as if Buhari, a Muslim
president is killing Nigerian Christians, adding that
CAN is selling the country too cheaply to the US.
MURIC said it has no doubt that the narrative will
change if President Buhari is succeeded by a
Christian President in 2023.