As the news of Buhari’s meeting with the US President keeps on, Donald Trump has shown deep concern about the religious crises which has claimed the lives of many Nigerians, especially, the attacks on both Christians and Muslims. Trump disclosed this when he was speaking at the joint press conference he had with Buhari yesterday evening, at the White house.
In his words,
”We are deeply concerened by religious violence in Nigeria including the burning of churches and the killing and persecusion of Christians. It is a horrible story. We encourage Nigeria, the Federal and local leaders to do everything in their power to immediately secure the affected communities and protect innocent civilians including Muslims and Christians”
Recall that at the joint press conference, Buhari was asked whether he addressed the ‘shithole’ comment made by the US President, Donald Trump, about some African countries earlier this year, during their closed door meeting.In his response, Muhammadu Buhari said he could not ascertain if the accusation against Trump was true and so he would rather keep mute than make any statement on it.”I am very careful with what the press says other than myself. I am not sure whether that allegation against the President is true or not. So the best thing for me to do is to keep quiet” he said.
Trump in his response stated, ”We didn’t discuss it but you do have some countries that are in very bad shape and very tough places to live in.We didn’t discuss it because the President knows me and he knows where I am coming from and I appreciate that”
Meanwhile, the First Lady, Aisha Buhari had taken to social media to give the President some accolades. She wrote on her Instagram page, ”President Buhari deserves some accolades.”
Below are some photos from the meeting between Buhari and US President, Donald Trump, in the US: