Persecution

More than 600 Nigerian Christians Killed In the First Four Months of 2020

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More than 600 Nigerian Christians were killed in the first four months of 2020, according to a report from the International Society for Civil Liberties and the Rule of Law (Intersociety).

In a report released May 15, the Nigerian-based non-profit organisation said 620 Christians in Nigeria have been murdered between January and April this year by Islamic militants.

“Nigeria’s main Islamic Jihadists: Militant Fulani Herdsmen and Boko Haram/ISWAP have intensified their anti-Christian violence in the old Middle Belt and Northern regions,” the report said.

“The atrocities against Christians have gone unchecked, with the country’s security forces and concerned political actors looking the other way or colluding with the Jihadists.”

In 2019, a report from the Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust said more than 1,000 Nigerian Christians had been slaughtered by Islamic militants that year.

Open Doors listed Nigeria as one of the most violent countries for Christians in the world, accounting for 90% of Christian deaths in the 2019 World Watch List reporting period.

Intersociety said, despite making up half the country’s population, some 32,000 Christians have been killed by Muslims in the region since 2009.

At a time when the Western world is supposedly focused on injustices carried out towards blacks, it’s truly ironic that politicians, elites, and media outlets would turn a blind eye to the plight of black Christians in Nigeria.

Perhaps if black lives mattered more than black votes, things would be different.


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