Garba Shehu Explains Why Biden Removed Nigeria From Religious Violators’ List
Garba Shehu, the senior special assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, has revealed why US removed Nigeria from Religious Violators’ List.
He said, IPOB willingly took money from terrorists to spread falsehoods against a democratically elected government.
According to him; , “This sad and uncalled for ban came on the heels of 12 months of lies by some extremist groups and the banned terrorist group the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB’s well-funded international media campaign. It was included after paid right-wing American lobbyists were funded millions of dollars by IPOB to spread falsehoods and misinformation about Nigeria.
“What we said at the time of the listing remains true that the government under President Muhammadu Buhari is run in accordance with our constitution.
The losses of life and threats to the lives of our civilian populations from communal and inter-communal violence, banditry and terrorism are of great concern to the administration. It is, therefore, incorrect for anyone to assume the position that the government is doing nothing to address these intertwined threats.
President Buhari is satisfied with the decision by the United States to remove Nigeria from a list of countries deemed to lack religious freedom, placed there by a previous US administration no longer in office.”
He also said that Buhari’s administration has successfully dispossessed terrorists in the Northeast of all land and territory that they held; forcing them into hiding out amongst remote forests and across borders and they are being fought in those locations.