Donald Trump Must Hold Nigeria Accountable For Slaughter Of Christians - USA Today Demands - eritvnews

Donald Trump Must Hold Nigeria Accountable For Slaughter Of Christians - USA Today Demands

USAToday, a known U.S news platform has demanded from Trump to pressure Buhari to stop the killing of Christians by his kins men. In the opinion written by David Curry, USAToday States that Buhari and his Fulani kinsmen are killing Christians in Nigeria which according USAToday, President Trump must caution Buhari.

Donald Trump must hold Nigeria accountable for slaughter of Christians. The world community must work together to stop increasing anti-Christian violence in Nigeria. New wave of Islamic extremism can't be allowed to succeed.

David Curry, Opinion contributor, wrote:When President Trump meets with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari Monday, He 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 Nigerian role as a democratic leader in the region.
But the conversation must not stop there.

Buhari's Fulani kin are responsible for hundreds of deaths already in 2018, attacking villages and forcing thousands of people to flee their homes and land. The scale of the Fulani aggression threatens to surpass Boko Haram's reign of terror, based on the sheer number of deaths.Since 2001, the Africa Center for Strategic Studies estimates as many as 60,000 Nigerian lives have been lost to violence between Fulani herdsmen and farmers.
In the past year alone, Open Doors received reports from its in-country sources of at least 611 deaths in the latest spike of militant Fulani unrest. These attacks played out in more than 50 incidents, where churches and homes were burned and residents were violently murdered, raped and kidnapped.

The situation is now growing even worse, with 497 more deaths already reported to Open Doors in the first four months of 2018.Yet, unlike Boko Haram, the ongoing and wide-sweeping violence of the militant Fulani herdsmen has gone relatively unnoticed. There are several reasons why.
Religious dynamics also make reporting on the violence complicated. There is solid reason to believe the Fulani are targeting the Christian minority. In studying previous attack sites, Open Doors found that:

88% of Fulani attack victims in Nigeria's Benue State were Christians.
70% of victims in Taraba State were Christians.
75% of victims in Nasarawa State were Christians.
This systematic targeting of Christians likely stems from waves of Islamic radicalization in this region in recent decades, with the aim of creating a fully Islamic Nigeria.
Open Doors conducted local interviews, which revealed that, in addition to winning the land war, the militant Fulani's ultimate goal is to undermine Christianity and the homeland rights of indigenous Christians.

[Fulani militants] believe it is right for them to take those resources by force from infidels and apostates,・explains one former Open Doors・West Africa researcher, Arne Mulders.The Catholic bishops of Kaduna also believe militant Fulani herdsmen are trying to subjugate Christians, weaken Christian practices, and destroy the social and economic life of Christians they see as traitors to Islam. where is a hidden agenda targeted at the Christian majority of southern Kaduna,・they said. his jihad is well-funded, well-planned, and executed by agents of destabilization.・

Victims have told Open Doors they believe the Fulani are being helped by other forces ・and that the Nigerian government is turning a blind eye to the violence. Some victims of the attacks contend weaponry used in the violence suggests external assistance, and the growing consensus is that Buhari's government is doing little to nothing to stop the violence.The clergy from Kafanchan in Southern Kaduna also cited instances where militants have been seemingly protected by the government.
In most of these attacks, the military stands aloof and watches while our people are being massacred.


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