As thousands of Christians in Nigeria are murdered by Islamic jihadists every year, a coalition of more than 30 international rights groups and faith-based organizations wrote to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on September 19, asking him to re-designate Nigeria as a “Country of Particular Concern” in regard to religious freedom violations, Church Leaders (CL) reports. The US annually reviews the status of religious freedom in every country in the world and designates each country that has tolerated “particularly severe violations of religious freedom” as a Country of Particular Concern (CPC).
This month’s spate of murderous attacks on Christians in Nigeria’s Benue state has continued, with suspected Fulani jihadist herdsmen killing dozens of Christians on Wednesday, September 21, and Friday, September 23, Morning Star News (MSN) reports.
Forty-five worshippers were kidnapped when jihadists stormed a church in Nigeria’s Kaduna state on Monday, Sahara Reporters said. Monday’s attack took place during a service at the Cherubim and Seraphim Church in Kasuwa quarters of Kasuwan Magani Town, Kaduna State, the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU) told reporters.
The slaughter of Christians in Nigeria continues, as suspected Fulani jihadists murdered 25 Christians in Benue state over the last three weeks, Morning Star News (MSN) reports. Rights groups have warned of a Christian genocide in Nigeria: Islamic terrorists murdered 43,000 between 2009-2012.
As the slaughter and kidnapping of Christians in Nigeria continues, on September 11, suspected Fulani jihadists murdered a Christian security guard during the course of abducting a pastor from his church premises in Plateau state, Morning Star News (MSN) reports.
As Christians in Nigeria continue to be slaughtered by Fulani and other Muslim extremist militants, the controversial governor of Kaduna state Nasir El-Rufai has been forced to admit that Islamic terrorists have an even stronger hold on his part of Nigeria than when he took office seven years ago, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.
Fulani jihadi herdsmen are continuing their slaughter of Christians in Nigeria, murdering six Christians in Benue state on September 1, Morning Star News (MSN) reports. By the end of last year, Islamic extremists in Nigeria had murdered 43,000 Christians since 2009 according to International Christian Concern; that number has increased relentlessly in 2022.
A young Christian man serving with the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Nigeria’s Adamawa state was hacked to death with machetes on August 26 in what is believed to have been a targeted attack, Morning Star News (MSN) reports.
The slaughter of Christians in Nigeria’s Plateau state by suspected Fulani Islamic extremists continues unabated, and on August 27, a Christian woman was shot in the head and killed as she cleaned her church building, Morning Star News (MSN) reports.
Director of the Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI) Johan Viljoen has joined other leaders in stating that Nigeria is facing a “sustained campaign to wipe out Christianity,” and that the government is doing nothing to stop it, Crux reports. The DHPI is a part of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference.
In a move that has caused severe consternation among rights groups, the secular High Court in Nigeria’s Kano state has upheld a recent death sentence given by a Sharia court to a man accused of blasphemy, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports. Controversially, Kano is one of 12 northern Nigerian states whose legal system operates under both the secular Nigerian penal code and the Islamic Sharia law.
Christians in Nigeria continue to be killed and kidnapped by Islamic terrorists, and August 2022 has been another harsh month of attacks and suffering, Morning Star News (MSN) reports.
Twenty Christians were murdered and a Catholic teacher was kidnapped by Islamic terrorists in Nigeria’s Taraba state earlier this month, Morning Star News (MSN) reports.
The Open Doors Christian advocacy organization has warned that Christian women in Nigeria are now being raped by Islamic militants as part of an ongoing systemic effort to destroy Christian communities through murder, terror attacks, abductions, and displacement, Christian Today reports.
The ongoing slaughter of Christians in Nigeria at the hands of Islamic extremists meets the established international standards for genocide, the Colson Center reports. The International Christian Concern advocacy group reported in 2020 that between 50,000 to 70,000 Christians have been killed by Islamic terrorists; the Open Doors USA advocacy group reported this year that one Nigerian Christian is killed for their faith every two hours, 13 a day, 372 a month.
As the slaughter of Christians in Nigeria continues, four children were among seven Christians murdered by suspected Fulani jihadists in Nigeria’s Plateau state on Sunday, Morning Star News (MSN) reports. Nigeria ranked number one in the world last year for Christians murdered by Islamic terrorists on account of their faith.
Fulani militants and other Muslim extremists have murdered six pastors and kidnapped 27 congregants from Nigeria’s Evangelical Church Winning All this year alone, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.
The Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) says that suspected Islamic “terrorists,” including Fulani headmen, killed at least six pastors and kidnapped 27 Christians in Nigeria this year.
Suspected Islamic fighters have kidnapped 36 people from a mainly Christian village near the city of Kaduna, in northern Nigeria, well-informed Christians said.
Islamic extremists abducted 52 Christians from one county in Nigeria’s Kaduna state in the last month, Morning Star News (MSN) reports.