Our hearts are with the gallant Christians who have weathered the storm of many varied forms of attacks in the Northern part of the Country over the years, and to the many heroes who have been translated, …. what more can we say? Policy directives should be geared in that direction without further delay, enough of sugar coating issues that bother on the lives of not a few.
The report released today by Open Doors and the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), entitled Crushed but not defeated, the impact of persistent violence on the Church in northern Nigeria, shows that in 2015 there were 4,028 killings and 198 church attacks. Figures recorded for the previous year were 2,484 killings and 108 church attacks.
The report focuses on persecution of Christians by three main groups: Boko Haram, Muslim Fulani herdsmen and the Muslim religious and political elite that dominates government in northern Nigeria. An estimated 30 million Christians in northern Nigeria form the largest minority in a mainly Muslim environment.
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