The Young Christian Forum of Nigeria, YCFN, has poured cold water on claims made by the former United States Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, that 1,500 Christians were killed in the last six months in Nigeria.
In a statement issued by the group, Secretary-General, Roland Effah made it clear that no Nigerian was persecuted for their religious belief and the allegations of Mike Pompeo is aimed at causing religious disunity in the country.
The statement reads: “In light of the recent report released by Mike Pompeo, a former Secretary of State of the United States of America, wherein he mischievously alleged that Christians in Nigeria had been targeted for extinction, adding that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, is not doing enough to protect religious freedInom.
“The Young Christian Forum of Nigeria views such allegations as a collective insult of the sensibilities of the various religious groups in Nigeria because the report is laced with mischief and a well-orchestrated attempt at puncturing religious harmony in Nigeria.
“Thus, our considered opinion that Mike Pompeo has, by his action, displayed his bias and irritability with the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari in its efforts so far at ensuring religious harmony in Nigeria.”
“We also frown at the deliberate attack on the Buhari led administration, where he alleged that the current administration had suppressed the news of the killings of Christians by masking it as a farmer-herder crisis. This is unfortunate.
“Pompeo is hell-bent on sowing the seed of discord amongst the various religious groups in the country for reasons best known to him and his paymasters for whatever it is worth.
“This is indeed a deliberate attempt at causing religious disharmony in Nigeria.”
Source: www.Newzandar News