Nairobi, 09 August, 2021 / 8:29 pm (ACI Africa).
Officials of CitizenGo, a Catholic organization spearheading family issues in Africa, has petitioned the leadership African Union (AU) to penalize President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria for the heightened insecurity in the West African nation.
In an August 6 interview with ACI Africa, the Campaigns Director in Africa, Ann Kioko, said the organization launched the petition against President Buhari because of the government’s laxity in addressing the attacks that seem to target Christians in the country.
“The Christian persecution in Nigeria has been going on for a while and we have done a number of petitions to the government of Nigeria, delivered them even to the office of the President physically in Abuja but nothing has been done,” Ms. Kioko told ACI Africa.
She further said, “People are dying because of proclaiming Jesus and their government, their President, does not want to protect them.”
Ms. Kioko added, in reference to Leah Sharibu, an abductee of Boko Haram who remains in captivity for failing to renounce her Christian faith, “She is one of the many cases we have had in Nigeria and the insecurity, which started in the Northeast is now spreading all over Nigeria and the government of Nigeria is doing nothing.”