👤 Abdul Tukur, DENISAURUS News
President Muhammadu Buhari, 76, told his American counterpart that the problem between cattle-rearers and stagnant farmers is “older” than himself.
The 76-year-old Nigerian President, who won a second term in office in 2019, despite huge killings by herds men in the country, said President Donald Trump “looked at me in the face and said, ‘Why are you killing Christians?’”
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President Buhari who noted that he understood, said “I wondered if it were you, I wondered how you will react.
“I hope what I was feeling inside did not betray me before him. So, I understood it.”
“I believe I was about the only African amongst the least developed countries that the President of the United States invited and when I was in his office, only myself and himself, only God is a witness.”
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There were reports that President Trump on meeting the Nigerian Commander in -chief, who once served as a Military dictator from 1983-1985, was not impressed.
President Trump, the 43th US elected leader, who spoke out about the incessant murder of Christians in Nigeria in 2018, calling it a “problem,” described his Nigerian counterpart as “LIFELESS.”
But President Buhari in his own defence says that he tried to explain things.
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He said: “The problem between cattle-rearers and stagnant farmers, I know which is older than me, not to talk of him, because I think I’m a couple of years older than him, were happening. And there was climate change and population growth. “I tried to explain to him that it has got nothing to do with ethnicity or religion. It is a cultural thing which respective leaderships failed the nation.”