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Non secular freedom: US places Nigeria on blacklist, points stern warning

The US has added Nigeria to a blacklist on non secular freedom.

That is the primary time Nigeria is being added to the record which paves approach for potential sanctions if the nation doesn’t enhance its file.

The US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo described Nigeria, as a “Nation of Explicit Concern” for non secular freedom.

Different nations within the record embody China, Iran, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.

Pompeo tweeted on Monday, “At the moment, the U.S. designates Burma, China, Eritrea, Iran, Nigeria, the DPRK, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan as international locations of concern below the Worldwide Non secular Freedom Act of 1998 for partaking systematic, ongoing, egregious non secular freedom violations.”

His tweet added that America is unwavering in its dedication to non secular freedom.

“No nation or entity must be allowed to persecute folks with impunity due to their beliefs. These annual designations present that when non secular freedom is attacked, we’ll act.”