Mohammed said

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as enshrined in the country’s constitution and takes seriously any infringements in this regard.

The U.S., reportedly on Monday placed Nigeria on a religious freedom blacklist.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo designated Nigeria as “Country of Particular Concern’’ for religious freedom, alongside nations that include China, Iran, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.

Pompeo, however, did not elaborate on the reasons for including Nigeria on the list.