Knoxville News Sentinel reported that Nigerian officials “blamed the terrorist attack on St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo, Ondo State, on the Islamic State West Africa Province. while purportedly avoiding references to politically powerful herding networks”.
Speaking on the recent massacre of adherents of the Catholic Church, Stephen Rasche, a senior fellow at the Religious Freedom Institute in Washington DC, said Nigerian Christians no longer trust their government or the leaders of the United States and the European Union.
Punch reported that Rasche said;
“These types of killings take place every week, almost daily, in Nigeria – killings of innocent Christians, shot, shot indiscriminately, across the north and, increasingly, in central Nigeria and the south.
“They don’t consider us to be serious about these things.
“They are completely disappointed that the US government has an effective role to play. They have just given up on anyone in the West coming to their aid.