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Buhari: Trump asked me why I am killing Christians in Nigeria

Valentine Chinyem

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said, the US president, Donald Trump, questioned him about the killing of Christians in the Nigeria.

President Buhari made this known in Abuja on Tuesday, at the First Year Ministerial Performance Review Retreat of his second term.

He said, God was his witness, as he described how the American president looked him in the face and asked him to explain why he is killing Christians in Nigeria.

Buhari said: “I believe I was about the only African amongst the least developed countries that Trump invited and when I was in his office, only myself and himself, only God is a witness, he looked at me in the face and said, ‘Why are you killing Christians?’

“I wondered if it were you, I wondered how you will react. I hope what I was feeling inside did not betray me before him. So, I understood it.

“The problem between cattle rearers and farmers has been happening for a long time. And there was climate change and population growth.

“I tried to explain to him that it has nothing to do with ethnicity or religion. It is a cultural thing which respective leaderships failed the nation.”