US Senators Urge Biden To Re-List Nigeria As Violator of Religious Freedom Over Murder of Christians
United States of America Senators, Marco Rubio and Josh Hawley have written to President Joe Biden to relist Nigeria as a “Country of Particular Concern” over increasing cases of violence against Christians in the country.
The letter was written by the two US Republican lawmakers and signed by another three senators, Mike Braun, Tom Cotton and Jim Inhofe.
In the letter to the U.S. Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, the senators urged President Biden to immediately reinstate Nigeria as a Country of Particular Concern (CPC) under the International Religious Freedom Act.
The US lawmakers noted that religious violence is still high in Nigeria which had been earlier put on the list of the countries of particular concern with regards to religious violence by President Donald Trump’s administration but was delisted by the current Biden administration.
The letter which was also published on Senator Rubio’s official website reads: “As you are well aware, horrific acts of deadly violence have been committed against Nigerian Christians in recent weeks, including the massacre of churchgoers on Pentecost Sunday and the stoning of a Christian college student. Sadly, such violence has become all too familiar for Christians in Africa’s most populous country.Join our Conversation forums