Let me state again that Sambo Dasuki and Sowore were not in Buhari gulags over their religious faiths. Sowore and Dasuki were classified as prisoners of conscience. A prominent northerner said Dasuki was held by Buhari for personal reasons. The United States government raised issues with Buhari regime over violations of Christians freedom. Buhari acted as if he was unaware of what violation of Christian rights is about and instead acted to free two prisoners of conscience. Yes, the two ought to be freed, because they committed no known crime. Besides, the courts have granted them bails. In the first place they were held against the law. I will help point out a few issues Buhari government has with Christian freedom.
The first is that his government, within 24hrs, secured the release of over 270 abducted Dapchi school girls leaving behind the only Christian girl among them, Leah Sharibu. The little girl has spent nearly two years in the custody of Boko Haran. Buhari does not care about her. Reason being that she is a Christian.
Leah Sharibu - a Christian girl
The second is the massacre of Christian communities in Kaduna, plateau, Benue, Enugu, etc, by government backed Fulani herdsmen. Buhari showed clear collusion with the herdsmen by not ordering a clampdown against the mass murderers. To date not one of them have been arrested. There was no order to have them disarmed either. Rather Buhari ordered to disarm local vigilantes who took up the responsibility of defending their communities against the herdsmen. He disarmed them while the Fulani killers kept their weapons and continued their killing campaign.
In most cases it was even the local vigilantes who were arrested and detained for daring to resist Fulani herdsmen attacks on their ancestral homes. Donald Trump and Boris Johnson have access to detailed secret reports on this. They are aware Buhari is even doing business with the killer herdsmen, and has paid them huge with tax payers’ money.
Third Buhari soldiers invaded venue where IPOB faithfuls were having prayers and shot hundreds dead. Buhari designated IPOB as terrorist organization in other to justify killing them. But the rest of the world would have known of that. They are aware IPOB are peaceful rights agitators committed to the restoration of the sovereign state of Biafra. They operate within law. Buhari is killing them because they are Christians. He is freeing Boko Haram terrorists and doing business with them and herdsmen terrorists because they are doing the job of targeting Christians.
Several churches have been attacked with pastors and worshippers killed without Buhari even ordering investigation. Particularly the Fulani herdsmen have killed about three Catholic priests among others the past four years. No arrests, no investigation, no indictments. The West is aware that the Buhari government provides military protection for the herdsmen murderers, but no protection for their victims. Trump is aware how Buhari replaced all Christians in top management positions of government agencies with his fellow Muslim Fulani. He is aware how much he is spending to strengthen and expand the frontiers of Islam in Nigeria and beyond.
Just recently this Buhari government announced levies ranging from N30k to 50k for every church wedding in Nigeria. The statement said nothing about marriages by Muslims and people of other faith. Why is Buhari pretending he does not understand what is meant by the United States’ placing Nigeria under special watch list for the violation of Christian freedom of worship? How does the release of Dasuki and Sowore connect to that? He is only playing the Ostrich. But the message has been passed.
By Christopher O Evans
For Cloud Reporters Press