ONITSHA (Sundiata Post) – Human rights research group the International Society for Civil Liberties and the Rule of Law (Intersociety) condemned the action of Nigerian Information Minister Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who allegedly called the murder of Christians and the burning of their places of worship as fake news during his recent trip to the United States where he met the American media.
The group also said that the minister’s trip to America and possibly his visit to other Western countries in the coming weeks would encourage and embolden jihadists and Islamic fundamentalists to continue attacking and killing Christians and destroying their communities. properties.
Complete declaration of Intersociety sent to Soundiata post Thursday reads:
The massacre of Christians and their kidnapping and forced conversion to radical Islamism; and the burning or destruction of their sacred places of worship and learning or churches and schools in Nigeria has long gone beyond international refutation, blocking or censorship of information, ” denunciations ”from the media and from diplomatic“ lobbying ”using funds borrowed by the incumbent central government of Nigeria. Nor is it enough to label grounded and compelling statistical reports of the massacres still unfolding at a staggering rate across the country as “fake news” or “detractor work.” The individual and corporate figures of the person (Minister Lai Mohammed) and his Ministry of Information meeting internationally with Western media and attempting to refute the indefensible and undeniable slaughter of Christians in the country have also long been recognized as lacking in integrity. , credibility, reputation and beyond the limits of realities on the ground.
In fact, Minister Lai Mohamed’s trip to the United States and possibly other Western countries in the coming weeks is not only unsuccessful internationally, but also misdirected or misdirected. The result of the trip would have been openly celebrated with AK-47s if it had been done in the palace of the new sultanate of Afghanistan or that of Saudi Arabia; or that of Iran if it is controlled by radical Sunnis. In all of this, our biggest worry about the trip is that such trips have ended up emboldening the jihadists and encouraging them to slaughter and burn more Christians and churches without control. In other words, Minister Lai Mohammed’s trip and celebration that “my trip to the United States has been helpful and has helped to demystify the fake news about the persecution of Christians in Nigeria” is tantamount to delivering a new license for jihadists, in particular Fulani jihadists. The shepherds are rampaging more and slaughtering more defenseless Christians and burning or destroying their churches at will and without control.
Mercantilism in the house of Christ helping the massacre of Christians in Nigeria:
The main reason that thousands of Christians and their churches have continued to be slaughtered or burnt or destroyed every year in Nigeria is because the Christianity of the country has been taken over by mercantilists or House of Christ merchants. This is because today in northern Nigeria its 30 million Christians have been terrified, over ten million uprooted, six million forced to flee and four million have been displaced. Also included are over 30,000 direct deaths out of over 43,000 total Christian deaths, hundreds of thousands of indirect deaths, and tens of thousands of people permanently missing. Anti-Christian butchers in Nigeria also accounted for 90% of the 17,500 destroyed or burnt churches and 2,000 Christian schools in the north. Archdioceses or dioceses of Catholic and Anglican churches and provinces of EYN and ECWA churches in the Christian areas of Taraba, Adamawa, Borno, Yobe, Gombe, Niger, Kaduna, Plateau, Nasarawa, East Kogi, Kebbi and the states of Benue are quickly deserted, abandoned, emptied and Islamized – with their current church leaders as “archbishops, bishops and provincial heads of empty cathedrals and provincial seats”.
Americans and Europeans have more information than Lai Mohammed can give them
Minister Lai Mohammed’s international media trip and his commitments to the United States are nothing more than “organized and sponsored government”; sanctioned by their international hosts in order to uphold the great principle of a fair hearing or “hear the other side” and the accomplishment of “all justice”. Therefore, Americans and Europeans are historically known to be the providers of credible data or information to Nigeria and do not rely on and can never trust information from the Nigerian government – a country without a functioning and lying database. in series under current circumstances. That is, with regard to the massacre of Christians and other relatives; the two most reliable sources of credible information available and based on statistical substance are local and international research or survey findings by credible local and international media, advocacy and research organizations and groups victims; and reports or findings from Western democratic governments and intergovernmental organizations.
Spirit Of Jihad: Like Afghanistan, Like Nigeria:
The current Nigerian government lacks the international moral reach to extricate itself locally and internationally from a strong accusation of aid to jihad and of having written the operational code of the “spirit of jihad” in the commands and controls of its security forces. This is exactly the same reason why the Afghan government and its 400,000 security forces collapsed and fell into the hands of the Taliban jihadists. Apart from the current government of Nigeria being “Islamist in structure and composition” – in a country of about 50-50 Christians and Muslims; there is also a scripted operational code of “jihad spirit” or jihad brethren within its security forces – which has fueled the massacres and destruction of sacred, commercial and customary property belonging to Christians. Under the same government, African jihadists are leaving Libya and Sudan en masse for Nigeria as their new “refuge” and “African capital of jihadism”. They also move freely within and outside the country’s corridors of power, including the Fulani jihadists who now control state power and public resources in Nigeria.
The central government of Nigeria, dominated and controlled by Fulani Muslims / northern Nigeria, is also hateful and tribally and religiously intolerant in its policies, actions and behavior, particularly against Christians in eastern Nigeria. Nigeria dominated by Igbo ethnic nationality. For example, if it was in eastern Igbo that the NDA (Nigerian Defense Academy) is located and was recently attacked by Fulani jihadist bandits, hell would have been unleashed on the innocent population. Igbo, their towns and their properties. While Fulani jihadist shepherds and Fulani jihadist bandits were busy massacring Christians in Plateau State (more than 190 Christian deaths since July 30, 2021), South Kaduna (hundreds dead) and Benue (hundreds dead) and attacking military formations and killing dozens of officers, the Inspector General of Police, Alhaji Usman Alkali Baba, was busy uttering threats of genocide against the innocent population of Igbo, disguising the same “IPOB / ESN” threats of “no election in Anambra”. Even when ‘IPOB’ issued a statement ‘suspending the weekly Monday sit-at-home’, the IGP still issued threats and ordered its staff to frame, arrest, kill, torture, disappear or detain innocent citizens arrested indefinitely without trial. The hateful IGP police were also the case when, despite the protests following the arrest, inhuman and unlawful detention of a 22-year-old Miss Okolie, the IGP nonetheless turned and took her. falsely labeled as “using her phone line to fund ESN / IPOB terrorism”.
Thanking eminent UK lawmakers and major world religious leaders: The international letter to UK Minister for Africa James Duddridge MP by prominent UK lawmakers and leading world religious leaders and activists on ‘endless religious violence (murder of Christians and some moderate Muslims) in Nigeria – a key ally of the United Kingdom “has not only marred Minister Lai Mohammed’s recent futile and unnecessary international media trip to the United States and possibly other countries. others in the coming weeks, but also struck our hearts in a striking way. That is to say, Intersociety is happy and grateful to the signatories who are respected to the letter. The International Religious Concerns Strategic Letter was delivered to the British Minister on August 16, 2021 and, among other things, called on the British government to recognize the scale of ethno-religious violence in Nigeria and urged the Nigerian government to: Hold to account to those responsible; Ensure that security and stability are provided to all communities of the North and Middle Belt, as well as the Yoruba and Igbo peoples of the Southwest and Southeast, as well as the assistance and protection they receive. urgently need.
The special letter had Baroness Caroline Cox of Queensbury, a longtime member of the UK House of Lords, internationally respected figure and founder and chairperson of the Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust (HART) as its main organizer.
It was co-signed by Jim Shannon MP, President, APPG for International Freedom of Religion or Belief; Lord David Alton of Liverpool; Dr Lisa Cameron MP; Lord Carey of Clifton, former Archbishop of Canterbury; His Grace the Most Reverend Henry Ndukuba, Primate of the entire Nigerian Anglican Communion and Metropolitan Bishop; Bishop BA Kwashi, Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Jos, Nigeria; Reverend Canon Hassan John, Provincial Office, Church of Nigeria; John Eibner, International President, Christian Solidarity International (CSI); Ayo Adedoyin, International Organization for the Consolidation of Peace and Social Justice (PSJ-UK); Melvyn Thomas CMG, Founder and Chairman, CSW; Dr Khataza Gondwe, CSW; Ben Rogers, CSW; Rt. Reverend Andrew Watson, Bishop of Guildford and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Emeka Umeagbalasi, International Society for Civil Liberties and the Rule of Law, Nigeria.
Emeka Umeagbalasi, Chinwe Umeche, Obianuju Igboeli and Chidimma Udegbunam