Attacks On Christians – UK MPs Seek Sanctions Against Nigeria
Some members of United Kingdom House of Lords have asked the UK to take more action against Nigeria to check the rising killings of Christians by terrorists and state actors in parts of the West African country. In a letter to Dominic Raab, MP, UK’s Foreign Secretary, House of Commons, London, they lamented that the attacks led by Islamist militia continue in the Northern States and the Middle Belt, with almost daily reports of killings, mayhem, rape and sexual abuse, abductions and enslavement, mass forced displacement and land grabs. The key signatories to the letter are David Patrick Paul Alton, the Lord Alton of Liverpool, a Liberal Democratic member of UK Parliament, Caroline Annex Cox, a cross bench member of the UK House of Lords, and Sam Mason. They are also prominent members of the UK All Party Parliamentary Group on Religious Belief as well as key members of Jubilee Campaign International, an International anti religious persecution campaign group featuring prominent world religious and political leaders, including former Nigeria’s President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and past Archbishops of Canterbury, UK All Party Parliamentary Group For International Freedom of Religion or Belief. They said – “We write following the publication of a new report by Nigerian human rights group, Intersociety, December 14, 2020, which raises serious concerns about the scale of human rights abuses in Nigeria and the need for an urgent response.