Posts tagged with "Buhari"



President Buhari “turning a blind eye” to massacres of Christians in Benue
Latest news · 15. November 2022
A wave of deadly attacks on Christian villages in Benue State has left hundreds dead and many more homeless. Mark Gbilla, a member of the Nigerian House of Representatives, says the region is under siege from Islamic extremists, but President Buhari is not concerned, writes Masara Kim.

What led up to the lynching of a Christian university student in Nigeria?
Latest news · 17. May 2022
Masara Kim investigates the events that led to Deborah's murder, and the history of blasphemy killings in Nigeria. On the morning of 12 May, Deobrah was dragged out of class during an examination. “Some of her mates shielded her and smuggled her to the security office in the college but police who were deployed early enough did not go to the scene to rescue her. Instead, they fired teargas from outside,” said one source.

Baroness Cox, John Eibner write to Luka Binniyat
press releases · 28. January 2022
Caroline Cox, an independent member of the House of Lords, and Dr. John Eibner, the president of Christian Solidarity International, have written an open letter to Luka Binniyat, the Christian journalist imprisoned for his coverage of atrocities against Christians in Nigeria's southern Kaduna State. "Thank you for standing so boldly in solidarity with the victims of atrocity crimes," they wrote. "You are an inspiration. We hope and pray that we will be able to meet you soon in freedom."

CSI calls on President Biden to intervene for imprisoned Nigerian journalist
press releases · 01. December 2021
Christian Solidarity International today called on President Joe Biden to intervene in the case of Luka Binniyat, a Nigerian Christian journalist who has been imprisoned for nearly a month for his reporting on massacres of Christians in his native Kaduna state. In a letter sent to the president on Wednesday, CSI’s international president, Dr. John Eibner, asked Biden to use his “Summit for Democracy” next week to urge Nigerian President Mohammadu Buhari to release Binniyat.

Nigerian pastor who met with Blinken: "Like telling a sick man to go home to die"
statements · 30. November 2021
When U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken visited Nigeria on 19 November, Reverend John Hayab was one of five civil society representatives selected to meet with him. The day before, the United States had removed Nigeria from its religious freedom watchlist. In this piece, Reverend Hayab relates what he told Secretary Blinken during their meeting. Nigeria Report is proud to publish Rev. Hayab’s courageous words.

CSI statement on State Dept.'s removal of Nigeria from watchlist
press releases · 23. November 2021
Christian Solidarity International (CSI) notes with grave concern the U.S. State Department’s decision to remove the Federal Republic of Nigeria from the U.S. list of “Countries of Particular Concern” (CPC) with regards to religious freedom. “Removing this largely symbolic sign of concern is a brazen denial of reality and indicates that the U.S. intends to pursue its interests in western Africa through an alliance with Nigeria’s security elite, at the expense of Christians."

Governor Ortom: “The attempt on my life strengthens my resolve to fight on behalf of my people”
27. October 2021
In an interview with Nigeria Report. Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue States talks about the raids by Fulani militias that have killed hundreds and forced 1.5 million people to flee their homes and his resolve to resist this evil.

Prominent government critic who warned of genocide in Nigeria is dead
Latest news · 21. September 2021
Dr Obadiah Mailafia, an outspoken critic of the Nigerian government who received death threats after publicly challenging official narratives about the sectarian violence in Nigeria’s Middle Belt, has died suddenly aged 64.

Plateau State Christians in Politics Prayer Partners: "Our Leaders Take the Side of the Oppressor"
protests · 07. September 2021
On the 20th anniversary of the Jos massacre, Christian leaders from Plateau State speak out against the Nigerian government's unequitable response to religious violence in their state.

Fulani jihadists kill 15 Christians in central Nigeria after Buhari deflects attention
Latest news · 15. June 2021
At least 15 Christians have been killed in central Nigeria, in renewed attacks by Muslim Fulani jihadists, writes Masara Kim.

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