MSSN condemns Trumps statement on ‘Killing of Christians in Nigeria

The Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria (MSSN) has faulted statement credited to United States President Donald Trump on the killing of Christians in Nigeria.

The Amir (President) of the MSSN in Lagos State, Dr Saheed Ashafa in a press statement said Trump’s statement would cause further division in Nigeria.

During Buhari’s visit to the Whiet House,Trump said the“killing of Christians in Nigeria was unacceptable” to the American government.

Reacting, Ashafa considered Trump’s comment as one-sided and uncomplimentary, warning Buhari to be cautious of relationship with the US.

The Muslim students’ leader alleged that Trump’s comment signalled his hatred for Muslims and Islam in Nigeria.

He said, “Trump’s offer shows that he is myopic and uncivilised. The pronouncement to help fight killings of Christians in a nation where innocent souls are wasted without recourse to their affiliations is a call to separatism.

“One would wonder if Trump is not aware or deliberately ignored the murder of several Muslims in a mosque at the University of Maiduguri, or those killed in mosques in Yobe and Zamfara; and many other parts of the country.

“We should know that the offer is a reflection of Trump’s hatred for Islam and Muslims. Such offer at this point in time is divisive, ‘unafrican‘ and insincere.

“World leaders should ignore insinuations that Muslims are not against terrorism, it would be more beneficial to tackle insurgency with utmost neutrality.”

“Let me reiterate that as Muslims we condemn and reject all forms of terrorism, insurgency and oppression in whatever name being perpetrated.

“We should also remember that in Nigeria, most families are composed of Christians and Muslims alike, just as we also have other faithful.

“Trump’s call for separatism when the world is advocating for collectivism is not a healthy offer.”

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