Trump’s statements on curbing Muslim immigration have been welcomed in southern Nigeria, where many complain of neglect from President Muhammadu Buhari, a Muslim from the north.
A Nigerian separatist group said 20 people have died after a demonstration in support of US president Donald Trump led to clashes with police. Friday’s rally in the southern Rivers state was organised by the Indigenous People of Biafra, which wants Mr Trump to support the creation of an independent Biafran state for the Igbo people.
George Ipob, one of the protest leaders, said:
“Unlike Obama, Trump is sensitive to people like us … he being also leader of the greatest free Christian country.”
Member Ugochukwu Chinweuba said lawyers are working to locate and release those arrested by police. He said more than 200 people are still missing. Nnamdi Omoni, a spokesman for Rivers state police, denied that anyone was killed but said 65 people had been arrested.