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September 2021
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Nigeria: Evangelical church leader pleads for action to stop ‘genocide’

An evangelical church leader in Nigeria has called on state and federal officials to take urgent action to prevent a ‘genocide’ of the Irigwe people. The Irigwe, an ethnic group in Nigeria’s Middle Belt with a sizeable Christian population, have been under increased attack by Fulani militants over July and August. Pastor Stephen Baba…

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August 2021
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Nigeria: Christian school close amid surge in kidnappings

Several Christian schools in northern Nigeria have been forced to close down following an increase in the number of kidnappings. Local officials have ordered the closure of 13 ‘vulnerable’ places of education after some 140 staff and students were taken at gunpoint from a Baptist high school in southern Kaduna. Gunmen stormed Bethel Baptist…

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February 2021
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Nigeria: Urgent need for prayer as persecution escalates

Nigerian Christians are living in constant fear as attacks have escalated against them since 2009. According to a 13-page dossier compiled by the International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law, headquartered in eastern Nigeria, more than 2,200 Nigerian Christians were killed because of their religion in 2020, making the total death count…

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November 2020
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Nigeria & China: Still major concern for Release International

Nigeria and China remain major concerns in 2020 for Release International, according to its latest report. The Christian advocacy organisation cited rising Islamist terrorism in Nigeria and neighbouring countries as a significant cause for ‘alarm’, with Christians increasingly in danger because of their professed faith. In its annual accounts, Release reported, ‘The persecution of…

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September 2020
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Nigeria: Aid workers killed as a ‘warning’ against converting Muslims to Christianity

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has denounced the execution of five aid workers on 19 July in northeast Nigeria. The murder was carried out by the ‘Islamic State in West Africa Province’ (ISWAP), a Boko Haram faction. ISWAP militants claimed responsibility for the killings of these workers they had abducted…

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August 2020
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Nigeria: Mass violence against Christians could turn into genocide

Former US Congressman Frank Wolf has warned the ‘failed’ response by the US government to the religious violence being committed against Christians in Nigeria could lead to another mass genocide, as seen in Rwanda and Darfur. Mr Wolf – the erstwhile Republican representative from Virginia – took part in a Zoom call with advocacy…

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July 2020
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Nigeria: Fulani militants claim more Christian lives

Fulani militants have killed 620 Christians in the first five months of 2020 in Northern Nigeria, a report has claimed. The report, by the International Society for Civil Liberties & Rule of Law (ISCLRL), stated the attacks are growing and have the characteristics of an undeclared jihad against Christians. According to the ISCLRL, 32,000…

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