U.S Congress thinks Buhari is indifferent to herdsmen killing of Christians in Nigeria
The United States Congress says it is appalled by the indifference of the Federal Government to the killings of innocent farmers by herdsmen in Nigeria.
Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), Chair of the House Subcommittee on Global Human Rights and a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee equally urged President Muhammdu Buhari to step up efforts to bring culprits to book.
“Congress is watching the situation in Nigeria with growing concern, as the Nigerian government there appears too often to be indifferent to attacks by Fulani herdsmen on predominantly Christian farmers.
“The confluence of religious, ethnic, economic and political tensions is only likely to be exacerbated in the lead-up to elections next year unless President Muhammadu Buhari speaks out with a clear voice condemning the herdsmen attacks.
“We grieve with the families of those killed, including those of two priests and 17 worshippers who were buried just last week following an attack by herdsmen in Benue state in April,” he said.
He said religious freedom was under siege globally, challenging U.S. interests.
“It is no coincidence that the worst violators of religious freedom globally are also the biggest threats to our nation—those who wish to do Americans the most harm, and those who most want to tear down the pillars of democratic societies,” he said.