The European parliament, legislative arm of the European Union, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari-led government of overseeing the persecution of Christians and ethnic cleansing in Nigeria.
The EU in a new report released on January 16, 2020, said over 6000 Christians had been murdered by “Fulani militants whereas in Sharia states, Christians face constant discrimination and are often considered second class citizens”.
The report further stated that: “These attacks have continued with total impunity with perpetrators rarely being held to account whereas Amnesty International report has demonstrated wilful negligence by the Nigerian security forces concerning deadly attacks against farming communities.”
The report further said Buhari’s poor handling of Nigeria’s deteriorating security situation in the North-East has worsened, as Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO), ready to help are denied access by the Nigerian government for political reasons.
The EU also condemned what it described as “extermination of human beings or ethnic cleansing”, while calling on Buhari to find immediate solutions to the conflict which is affecting the stability of West Africa.