‘Nigeria doesn’t engage in religious freedom violation’, FG replies US

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The Federal Government has denied engaging in “systematic” and “egregious” violations of religious freedom.

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, denied the allegation in a release on Tuesday in reaction to the United States designating Nigeria as a “country of particular concern” for religious freedom.

Mohammed described the allegation as a case of honest disagreement between the two nations on the causes of violence in Nigeria.

“Nigeria does not engage in religious freedom violation, neither does it have a policy of religious persecution. Victims of insecurity and terrorism in the country are adherents of Christianity, Islam and other religions,” the minister said.

Mohammed said Nigeria jealously protects religious freedom as enshrined in the country’s constitution and takes seriously any infringements in this regard.

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