Rev Dr Baba Panya (ECWA President) Calls for CPC Designation on Nigeria
The removal of the USA Government’s designation of Country of Particular Concern (CPC) on Nigeria is alarming. There is a noticeable fear that attacks and killings will avoid adequate dialogue and proper investigation. Rather than being accountable to the world, the Federal, State and Local government would be unable to stop the killings and also silence their critics.
Christians in Nigeria are being massacred and the Nigerian government must respond. Specifically, Christians who are being killed are attacked not only by Boko Haram/ISWAP, but also by Fulani militants, bandits, and kidnappers which are beyond mere clashes.
November 17, 2021. US State Department Makes ‘Baffling Error’ Removing ‘Country of Particular Concern’ Designation from Nigeria, Says International Persecution Watchdog Org. “We’re deeply alarmed at today’s decision by the U.S. State Department to end the designation of Nigeria as a Country of Particular Concern. This is likely in direct violation of the International Religious Freedom Act, the law that requires these designations to be made in the first place.” –David Curry, CEO of Open Doors USA. – Open Doors USA
November 15, 2021. Countries of Particular Concern, Special Watch List Countries, Entities of Particular Concern. Secretary of State’s Determinations Under the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 and Frank R. Wolf International Religious Freedom Act of 2016. – U.S. Department of State