Buhari govt, officials under fire over US declaration on religious intolerance

President Muhammad Buhari government has been accused of not doing enough to protect Christians in Nigeria.

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) stated this on Sunday in reaction to United States’ inclusion of the country in its watchlist.

The US listed Nigeria among ‘Countries of Particular Concern’ over its tolerance for “violations of religious freedom”.

Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, said the US had re-designated Burma, China, Eritrea, Iran, North Korea, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan as Countries of Particular Concern for having engaged in or tolerated “systematic, ongoing, [and] egregious violations of religious freedom”.

However, Comoros, Russia, Uzbekistan, Cuba, Nicaragua, Nigeria, and Sudan are on a “Special Watch…

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