Buhari Reveals Trump’s Challenging Question To Him At The White House
Why are you killing Christians?
He said he had to explain to Trump that the killings of Christians in Nigeria had nothing to do with ethnicity or religion, but rather was a clash between cattle-headers and farmers, which had become rampant due to climate change and population growth, as well as the “leadership failure” of past governments.
The president said:
I believe I was about the only African amongst the least developed countries that the President of the United States invited and when I was in his office, only myself and himself, only God is a witness, he looked at me in the face and said, ‘Why are you killing Christians?’
I wondered if it were you, I wondered how you will react. I hope what I was feeling inside did not betray me before him. So, I understood it.
The problem between cattle-rearers and stagnant farmers, I know which is older than me, not to talk of him, because I think I’m a couple of years older than him, were happening. And there was climate change and population growth.
I tried to explain to him that it has got nothing to do with ethnicity or religion. It is a cultural thing which respective leaderships failed the nation