An advocate for Christians who are oppressed or persecuted for their faith says the U.S. government could do more to end the slaughter of Christians in Nigeria.
For years Christians' homes and churches have been burned by Boko Haram and Fulani Herdsmen, and many believers have been slaughtered in the region. Wendy Wright of Christian Freedom International says there is a simple reason why the persecution continues.
"The Nigerian government leadership, as well as the military, are complicit with those who are attacking the Christians," she tells OneNewsNow. "There needs to be more pressure put on the Nigerian government in order to end the genocide that is occurring in Nigeria."
And even though a new envoy has been appointed for the Lake Chad region in Northeast Nigeria, Wright asserts more can be done.
"The U.S. government could help to create an elite military force specially trained in order to go after the militant Fulani Herdsmen and the Islamist Boko Haram groups," she suggests. "This was done in Indonesia in the early 2000s when there were terrorists in that region, and creating an elite military force helped to eradicate the terrorists from that region."
She also tells OneNewsNow the Nigerian government needs to be pressured to clean out the camps where the anti-Christian elements stay and to stop the military from selling weapons to the terrorists. The U.S. could also ban responsible officials from obtaining the visas necessary for travel to the United States.