President Muhammadu Buhari has rejected a report alleging that there is genocide against Christians in the country.
The UK-based group, International Religious Freedom, had alleged in a report, that Christians in Nigeria are being targeted because of their faith.
But in a statement on Friday, presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu said Boko Haram insurgents have targeted Christians because they know it drives religious tensions in the country.
He added that the Buhari administration is committed to addressing these challenges and has already begun taking measures.
Shehu also said Nigeria’s military, in collaboration with American and British allies, have pushed back the terrorists and largely reduced their capacity over the last five years, compared to the previous decade.