President Donald Trump of the United States has told President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria that his country will not accept the killing of Christians.
The American leader said this while playing host to his Nigerian counterpart at the White House on Monday.
“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,” Trump said.
The clash between farmers and herdsmen took a different dimension when gunmen invaded a Catholic church in Benue state last week.
Two priests and 17 worshippers were shot dead.
Condemning the attack the Pope prayed for Christians while conducting a mass in Rome on Sunday.
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) had staged a nationwide protest against the killings on Sunday.
For his part, Buhari said he was working hard to address the problem.
He also thanked the US government for approving the sale of military hardware to Nigeria.