HURIWA faults US for removing Nigeria from religious freedom blacklist

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has carpeted the United States of America, USA, for unilaterally delisting Nigeria from a list of countries violating religious freedom.

Recall that the US had on Wednesday delisted Nigeria from the list of countries violating religious freedom.

US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, made this known in a statement on Wednesday.

In December 2020, the US had listed Nigeria among countries blacklisted for violating religious freedom.

However, reacting to the development, HURIWA, in a statement signed by its National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko, and the National Media Affairs Director, Miss Zainab Yusuf, said the US government under Joe Biden has demonstrated “a non-challant tendency concerning the massive religion-motivated genocides that are currently going on under the active watch and conspiratorial connivance of the Federal Government of President Buhari who concentrated the powers of internal security to only members of Hausa/Fulani Moslems even when Nigeria is a plural democracy with the multiplicity of Ethnicities and Religious/Belief systems.”

HURIWA said it was wrong for the United States to adopt this provocative and ignorant decision even when hundreds of thousands of Christians of Northern Nigeria extraction are still facing genocides by Moslem Fulani armed militia supported by officials working inside the office of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Rights group asked the President of the USA and the United States Congress to change the decision immediately.

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