Senior Pastor Adewale Giwa of Awaiting the Second Coming of Jesus Christ Ministry released a three-page letter to the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, requesting that he saves Nigeria from President Muhammadu Buhari and Boko Haram.
The pastor alleged that Boko Haram has enriched some people by the millions paid by the Nigerian government as ransom adding that it is no longer news that terrorism has become a lucrative business under the leadership of Buhari, as according to him ”repentant Boko Haram members” are being treated like kings by the federal government.
“These terrorist members are being tagged ‘Repentant Boko Haram Members’, and the Federal Government is now treating them like kings,” he said.
The letter in part “I want to first commend Mr. President for fulfilling the promises he made to the great people of America. I could recall that Your Excellency promised to protect the citizens of this country during the election campaigns, and you are doing just that. Not only this, the economy of this great nation under your leadership has improved tremendously.
“I had served both the United States Department and the United Nations as a foreign journalist, and I can boldly describe President Trump as a God-fearing politician. It is important to add my voice to the security challenges currently facing Nigeria, the most populous among African nations.
“Having said this, the good people of Nigeria, especially Christians have continued to pray for God’s intervention against terrorism in Nigeria, but it seems that the more we pray the more the activities of the deadly group, known as Boko Haram persist due to inability of the government under President Muhammadu Buhari to do the needful.
“Sir, Nigeria has been ravaged by terrorist activities which has made the country unsafe for Nigerians and foreigners. Founded by late Mohammed Yusuf in 2002, the terrorist group was later hijacked by one Abubakar Shekau in 2009. When the group first formed, its actions were nonviolent. Their main goal was to purify Islam in Northern Nigeria.
“In 2015, the group aligned with the Islamic State of Iraq. Boko Haram has since killed thousands of people in Nigeria, and the group continues to kill on a daily basis. Instead of President Buhari to use proactive measures to defeat the deadly group, rather, his administration continues to negotiate with Boko Haram.
“Boko Haram is enriching itself via the millions of dollars thus far paid to it by the Nigerian government in the form of ransom payments. It is no longer news that terrorism has become a lucrative business under the leadership of Buhari. The approach of the Nigerian government in handling the issue of Boko Haram with levity has further given the group power to continue with its nefarious activities,” Giwa’s letter made available to newsmen.
He further stated the incidence that had occurred over time saying that Nigerians now live in fear of Boko Haram and other terrorist groups like ISIS, the Taliban, ISWAP, AI-Qaeda and Miyetti Allah, known as ‘Herdsmen’.
The open letter is a response to the Boko Haram rehabilitation agency bill being sponsored at the National Assembly.