Pressure is mounting on Britain to stop sending foreign aids to Nigeria due to her mass killings of Christians in the country.
In a new Savanta ComRes polls conducted, more than half of people [53 percent] want Britain to make conditional on measures protecting Christians. Nearly six out of ten respondents [58 percent] backed sanctions against human rights abusers.
The atrocities carried out by Boko Haram and the region’s version of the so-called Islamic State made concerns through the pool to mount on UK. There was also strong support for lobbying the United Nation [UN] to send peacekeeping forces to parts of Nigeria as supported by 53 percent.
The pool of more than 2,000 adults, commissioned by humanitarian organization, PSJ UK, also found that more than one in four people [26 percent] would support Britain intervening with military force in parts of Nigeria, although 35 percent were opposed.
The PSJ UK’s Chief Executive, Ayo Adedoyin, said, ”For too long, Nigeria’s Christians have been silently slaughtered. Their cries have been ignored by mainstream media and political establishment, both in Nigeria and across western world.
”The pool findings are highly encouraging, particularly as they indicate a strong expectation of British involvement to solve this crisis. Sanctions on high-profile abusers who contribute towards or permit the mass killing of innocent Christians is a good place to start, and I commend the British public for supporting this measure.
”There will be no peace in Africa until Nigeria, the continent’s largest economy and breadbasket of the future, can defend each of its citizens, particularly the most vulnerable. While we cannot under estimate the threat of Covid-19, it is undeniable that Islamic terrorism has posed a bigger threat to Nigerian society at the start of 2020.”
A spokesman for the Department for International stressed that aid does not go directly to the Government of Nigeria, stating, ”We are deeply concerned by human rights abuses against all Nigerians, including Christians, and have raised our concerns at the highest levels of the Nigerian Government. Nigeria has millions of people living in extreme poverty, and it is right that UK provides life-saving humanitarian support to vulnerable people in need.”