Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said this week that U.S. President Donald Trump confronted him in 2018 about the mass killings of Christians in Nigeria.
President Trump hosted Buhari at the White House in April 2018, where they discussed fighting Islamic terrorism in Nigeria and expanding trade between the two nations. Buhari discussed the 2018 meeting on Monday at a press conference held at his presidential palace in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, Nigerian newspaper This Day reported on Tuesday.
“I was in his office, only myself and himself. Only God is my witness,” Buhari said. “He looked at me in the face. He said ‘Why are you killing Christians?’”
Buhari did not elaborate on his answer.
The alleged question referred to the worsening plight of Nigeria’s Christians, who have been increasingly attacked and killed by Muslim terrorists under Buhari’s tenure as president.
Nigeria has the largest Muslim population in West Africa. The country’s