***MEDIA ADVISORY*** | June 26, 2019
Courageous Victims of Jihadist Violence Challenge the False, but Official ‘Farmers-vs.-Herdsmen’ Narratives of the Nigerian Government and the U.S. State Department
WASHINGTON—On Wednesday, June 26, two brave truth-tellers about the anti-Christian persecution threatening to result in full-fledged genocide in Nigeria will participate in a Facebook Live-streamed event from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
These Nigerian women, who have experienced firsthand the terrifying and increasingly murderous jihad inflicted by Boko Haram, Fulani militants and the Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP) on a growing number of innocent civilians, will report on their visits to Washington and Dallas made possible by the International Committee on Nigeria (ICON) and Save the Persecuted Christians (STPC).
The event follows by less than a week the visit paid by Rebecca Sharibu, mother of Boko Haram “slave for life” Leah Sharibu, and Dr. Gloria Puldu as part of a Nigeria Crisis Delegation meeting with members of Vice President Mike Pence’s senior staff, including Chief of Staff and Assistant to the President Marc Short. And it will take place on the same day as Mr. Pence meets with his Nigerian counterpart, Yesi Osinbajo.
Osinbajo is virtually the only Christian official at senior levels of the Government of Nigeria, which is now dominated almost exclusively by members of the Islamist Fulani tribe. As his remarks in New York this weekend demonstrated, he is also a dissembling apologist for those in his government who are either ignoring the anti-Christian jihad or are actually complicit in it. His own tribe in Nigeria, the Yoribu, has found those misrepresentations to be so egregious that they denounced him for them.
Thankfully, America’s vice president has apparently responded to the truth of what is happening in Nigeria by summoning that country’s vice president to a meeting today. The Nigeria Crisis Delegation will speak of its expectations of that meeting—in particular, the imperative need for holding accountable the persecutors and imposing real costs for their crimes against humanity.
Among the truths about the jihad in Nigeria that will be presented will be the story of what has happened to Leah Sharibu, who was kidnapped with 109 classmates by Boko Haram in February 2018. Leah is the only one of the surviving girls who has not been released because she refused to renounce her Christian faith.
WHO: Save the Persecuted Christians and the International Committee for Nigeria featuring persecuted Nigerian Christians Rebecca Sharibu and Dr. Gloria Puldu
WHAT: A conversation about the plight of Christians like Leah Sharibu at the hands of the jihad now ravaging Nigeria
WHEN: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. EST, Wednesday, June 26
WHY: To expose the truth about the rising genocide of Christians in Nigeria at the hands of Boko
HOW: For media to register, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Live-stream the event at www.facebook.com/SaveThePersecutedChristians
To interview participants and/or for media credentials, contact Hamilton Strategies, Media@HamiltonStrategies.com