Former minister of Aviation Femi Fani Kayode has disagreed with the Sultan of Sokoto Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar on a comment credited to him about the alleged persecution of Christians in Nigeria.The Sultan was quoted to have said it was a lie that Christains are being persecuted in Nigeria.
But the Fani Kayode in a Facebook post described the comments by the Sultan as unacceptable.
The Chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party said if royal fathers like the Sultan continue deny the killing of Christians in the country, the menace may not stop.
In the post, the former minister said “Your Majesty, you are wrong and your denial of this well established fact which is backed by empirical, abundant and overwhelming evidence is deeply offensive to the Christian community.
Were the 800 Christian’s that were slaughtered in their homes in Southern Kaduna on Christmas eve and Christmas day in 2016 by Fulani militants whilst the authorities turned a blind eye and refused to protect them or bring their murderers to justice not entitled to live their lives?
Are you trying to suggest that this was an isolated event and that it does not occur regularly in the north?”
Fani Kayode also recalled how some Christians have allegedly been killed in the Middle Belt over the last four years by those he described as fulani militants.
He said “What about the hundreds of thousands of Christian’s that have been butchered all over the Middle Belt over the last four years talk less of those that have been targetted and killed in the south by the same Fulani militants?
All this yet the Federal Government fails to act and Royal fathers like you, who should know better, attempt to deny that it is real and try and downplay the whole issue. This is unacceptable.
In some countries it is actually a criminal offence to deny that genocide has taken place when the evidence is to the contrary.
To say that Christian’s are being persecuted in some parts of Nigeria is actually an understatement. They are not just being persecuted, they are being totally and completely eradicated and wiped out. They are being subjected to mass murder, ethnic cleansing and genocide!
This can no longer be denied or hidden because the world has become a global village. The barbarity and cruelty of those that hate Christian’s in Nigeria are being exposed to the international community every day and flippant and insensitive denials of the obvious