Washington D.C., May 1, 2018 / 16:00 pm
In a meeting with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari at the White House Monday, President Donald Trump expressed his concern about recent attacks on Christians in Nigeria.
"We've had very serious problems with Christians who have been murdered, killed in Nigeria," President Trump said during the meeting, "we can't allow that to happen."
The Nigerian leader's visit to the White House came just days after an attack on a Catholic church killed at least 15 people, including two priests, during a morning Mass when nomadic herdsmen opened fire on the congregation.
In response to the attack, Nigeria's Catholic bishops' conference issued a statement April 26 calling President Buhari to step down because "he has failed in his primary duty of protecting the lives of the Nigerian citizens."