- President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed details of his engagement to former US President Donald Trump at the White House.
- Buhari said the former US president asked him why he was killing Christians in Nigeria and he replied that the problem is crime and not religion.
- According to Buhari, some people are using religion to further their political and economic agenda to disturb the peace of the country.
Nouakchott, Mauritania – President Muhammadu Buhari has recounted his meeting with former US President Donald Trump, who challenged him over the murder of Christians in Nigeria.
The Nigerian president revealed this, noting that some people have been using religion to further their political and economic agenda, the Daily Trust reported.
Buhari said this Tuesday, January 17, in Nouakchott, Mauritania, where he met with the US Ambassador General for International Religious Freedom.
Femi Adesina, the president’s spokesman, in a statement on Tuesday, said Buhari cited the need for continued education to free the vast population from the chain of enemies of the country who use religion against them.
The statement revealed that Buhari recounted his private meeting with former President Donald Trump, who asked him: “Why are you killing Christians in Nigeria?”
He further revealed that the president told Trump that the country’s problem was not religion but crime, while some elements used religion to further their political and economic interests.
He said that the act has been a big headache for the country for a long time and is completely unnecessary.
“Some people use religion as sentiment, but with the proper education, people are now seeing it. Most people just want to practice their religion without problems, but some people take advantage of religious misunderstandings for their own ends.”