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Killing of Christians: Nigeria lands in big trouble as Americans take crucial decision

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Killing of Christians: Nigeria lands in hot water as Americans take significant choice

Five American congresspersons have asked Antony Blinken, the US secretary of state, to re-assign Nigeria as a nation of specific concern (CPC).


In December 2020, the US recorded Nigeria among nations boycotted for "abusing strict opportunity" under the CPC assignment.


Nonetheless, in November 2021, Nigeria was eliminated from the rundown.


In a June 29, 2022 letter, the congresspersons addressed why Nigeria was "mysteriously" eliminated "in spite of no evident improvement in the country's strict opportunity conditions".

They refered to the assault on St Francis Catholic Church, Owo, Ondo state and the lynching of Deborah Samuel, a female understudy of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, as instances of "strict oppressions" in Nigeria.

The legislators who marked the letter are Josh Hawley, Marco Rubio, Mike Braun, James Inhofe and Tom Cotton.


"As you are very much aware, terrible demonstrations of lethal brutality have been committed against Nigerian Christians lately, remembering the slaughter of churchgoers for Pentecost Sunday and the stoning of a Christian understudy. Unfortunately, such brutality has turned into very much recognizable for Christians in Africa's most crowded country," the letter peruses.


"Last year, in any case, you mysteriously eliminated Nigeria's assignment as a Country of Particular Concern (CPC) regardless of no verifiable improvement in the country's strict opportunity conditions.


"In actuality, the circumstance in Nigeria has deteriorated. We recently asked you to promptly turn around your off track choice, and we compose today to restore our call.


"Ongoing high-profile demonstrations of savagery highlight the extreme strict oppression that is consistently capable by Nigerian Christians.


"On Pentecost Sunday, shooters went after St. Francis Catholic Church in Nigeria's Ondo state, purportedly killing somewhere around 50 churchgoers.


"Last month, a vicious horde fiercely battered to the point of death Deborah Emmanuel Yakubu, an understudy at Shehu Shagari College of Education in northwest Nigeria.

"As per reports, some Islamist understudies were maddened by a "godless" message Deborah had posted in a WhatsApp bunch, in which she said that "Jesus Christ is the best. He assisted me with finishing my tests.


"Just communicating one's Christian confidence has clearly become equivalent to a capital punishment in many pieces of Nigeria. Strict viciousness and narrow mindedness coordinated toward Nigerian Christians has demolished as of late.


"One report recorded in excess of 4,650 instances of Nigerian Christians who were killed for their confidence in 2021. Likewise, Nigeria procures the questionable honor — for the second continuous year — of being the deadliest country on earth for Christians.


"Depend on it: proceeded with implementation of state-endorsed obscenity regulations empowers the kind of destructive viciousness that killed Deborah Emmanuel Yakubu thus numerous others.


"At the point when we recently thought of you, we were met with a reaction which neglected to respond to our inquiries concerning why the State Department sees Nigeria as not having taken part in or endured "deliberate, continuous, and unfortunate infringement of strict opportunity" or even "serious infringement of strict opportunity."


"Given the wretched condition of strict opportunity in Nigeria, it is occupant upon you to switch last year's choice and redesignate the country as a CPC. The second requests that you do as such right away. We anticipate your quick activity on this significant matter."

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