FG rejects report on genocide against Christians

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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.

 



Aneta Felix

Aneta Felix is a seasoned broadcast journalist and versatile content producer with an interest in reporting on human and gender rights, insecurity, corruption, and development among others. She has over five years of progressive experience, working across online, radio, and TV platforms, reporting the Boko Haram insurgency in Adamawa state, covering elections across the country and interviewing CEOs of multi-million dollar companies. Aneta is also the producer and presenter of the business documentary program, Startups, on TV360 Nigeria. She is a graduate of International Studies and Diplomacy from the University of Benin and is based in Lagos Nigeria.


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