CAN reacts to Buhari”s statement of killing Christians

Written by on September 9, 2020

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Tuesday, revealed that at the heat of the bloody clashes between herdsmen and farmers in Nigeria, the United States President, Donald Trump, once asked him why he was killing Christians.

This was just as the President charged ministers and other top government officials to go “on the offensive” in defending his regime and its achievements.

Buhari said these in his closing remarks at the two-day ministerial performance review retreat held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

At a point, the President digressed from his prepared speech and narrated his encounter with Trump on the bloody clashes.

He said he managed to explain to the American leader that the clashes were not about ethnicity or religion.

He said, “I believe I was about the only African among the less developed countries the President of United States invited.

“When I was in his office, only myself and himself, only God is my witness, he looked at me in the face, he asked,  ‘why are you killing Christians?’

“I wonder, if you were the person, how you will react? I hope what I was feeling inside did not betray my emotion, so I told him that the problem between the cattle rearers and stagnant farmers, I know is older than me not to talk of him.  I think I am a couple of years older than him.

Hayab said Buhari’s response to the United States president’s question was weak and a lie flying in the face of facts. He added that the crisis is not a cultural thing as claimed.

According to him, the Nigerian leader’s statement was not, whatsoever, reflective of what is happening in Zamfara, Kaduna, Katsina and other parts of the country boiling with the blood of the innocent. “Buhari and his government will never stop from amusing us with their tales by moonlight because what is happening in Zamfara, Sokoto, Katsina, Birnin Gwari, Southern Kaduna, Taraba, Plateau and others cannot be described as a cultural thing.

“Just this Tuesday (yesterday), I received a report from the Kaduna Baptist Conference President about the number of their members that have been killed by bandits in Kaduna State from January 2020 to date to be 105 and our President will call it a cultural thing? All we can say is may God save our Nigeria,” Hayab said.


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