- A lawmaker has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of not giving an appropriate response to Donald Trump during his visit to the US
- Aliyu Madaki said President Buhari should have told Trump that not only Christians were being killed in Nigeria
- According to the lawmaker, the US president was trying to bring divisive politics into Nigeria
A member of the House of Representatives, Aliyu Madaki, has reacted to the comment made by the president of the United States of America, Donald Trump, on the killings across Nigeria during President Muhammadu Buhari's visit last week.
Madaki said he expected President Buhari to have told his US counterpart that not only Nigerian Christians were being killed, The Cable reports.
Describing Trump's remark as "divisive politics", the lawmaker said nobody should be allowed to bring divisive politics into Nigeria.
Madaki speaking on the floor of the House on Tuesday, May 8, said Trump is “known to be a bigot, a racist, a demagogue” and that he expected the Nigeria president to correct the American leader on his remarks over the "killing of Christians".
He said:"The day Trump said Christians are being killed in Nigeria, I expected Buhari to correct him that others are also being killed. We must not allow anybody including the US president to bring divisive politics into Nigeria."
NAIJ.com earlier reported that the US president had told President Buhari that the killing of Christians in Nigeria will not be accepted.
Trump said: "We have had very serious problems with Christians who are being murdered in Nigeria, we are going to be working on that problem very, very hard because we cannot allow that to happen.”
Also responding to his comment, President Buhari said his administration was working hard to address the widespread killings.
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