North korea continued to top the list for overall persecution in 2015, but nigeria came first for the number of the middle east continued to be a major hub of anti-christian persecution. General prayer focus: persecuted christians specific prayer focus : comfort for persecuted christians in nigeria tidbit of information : muslims launched deadly attacks on christians in the three farming villages of dogo nahawa, zot and rastat in plateau state near the city of jos, nigeria on march 7. While killings of christians in nigeria saw a dramatic increase of more than 62 percent in 2016, the most violent nation is now pakistan, which climbed to no 4 on the list for a level of anti-christian violence exceeding even northern nigeria.
Nigeria's population is comprised of 49 percent christians in the southern region and 48 percent muslims in the north, according to pew research center the north is a conservative islamic region. Christians in northeast nigeria are paying a heavy price at the hands of boko haram, even if they are not being targeted specifically by the militants in their bloody quest for an islamic state. How bad is the persecution of christians in nigeria i conservatively estimate that 20,000, mostly christians, have been killed since nigeria's president muhammadu buhari took office in 2015 that number could be significantly higher.
Undercover police and chinese government officials violently arrested christian worshipers after raiding a church in henan province amid an ongoing crackdown on religion in the communist country. Christians in nigeria live in a constant state of terror, fearing abduction, torture, and murder by radical islamic jihadists boko haram, the jihadist army and nigerian arm of isis, has slaughtered 2,000 innocent christians it burns down christian churches one survivor stated, i saw bodies in. Armed fulani herdsmen accompanied by militants in nigerian army uniforms killed 17 christians in their homes in the heart of jos, north-central nigeria, on thursday (sept 27), including four children, area sources said. In recent weeks, vom has asked american christians to pray for and help our nigerian family members who have been injured and displaced by recent attacks.
Nigeria is one of the world's most dangerous countries to be a christian with anti-persecution organisation open doors ranking it 14th on its annual watchlist. Persecution of christians in nigeria: nigerian pastor pleads to america and united nations to help them from persecutions and islamic agenda to wipe out christians in nigeria--- watch as he cries. This powerful video shows the extent to which nigerian christians are under siege the islamic extremist group, boko haram, seek to wipe out the christian population thereby the church in nigeria. Muslims are converting to christianity in northern nigeria amid rapidly rising levels of christian persecution, which has seen more than ten thousand christians killed in five years, according to a new report released today while much media attention has been focussed on islamic state and the. Christian persecution has been an ongoing problem throughout the northern region of nigeria the conflict has been fueled by muslim-based terrorist groups such as the boko haram and fulani herdsman according to christianpostcom, more christians have lost their lives in northern nigeria than the.
Now, six months later, the plight of the kidnapped girls and the larger context of violence against christians in nigeria has nearly faded from memory, nudged aside by reports of new atrocities elsewhere in the world. 19 more killed in a bassa village as siege of plateau continues october 05, 2018: 10/05/2018 nigeria (international christian concern) - there has been another large attack in plateau state, nigeria by fulani militants. Nigeria: 4 children, grandmother among 17 christians slaughtered by radicals in mass raid, by stoyan zaimov, christian post, october 2, 2018: seventeen christians, including four children and one grandmother, were shot dead last week by fulani radicals who raided their homes in jos, nigeria. We documented 1,200 nigerian christians in the north of nigeria who were killed, some by boko haram, some by fulani herdsmen these two types of attacks are persistent within several of the northern nigerian states, said buwalda, who participated on a panel on christian persecution in nigeria.
Nigeria's middle belt region is a growing hotbed of islamic terrorism where thousands of christians are at risk many of the states within the region are predominately christian, who are easy. Tens of thousands of churches were abandoned, closed or destroyed in northern and central nigeria between 2000 and 2014 claimed a new report released this week by the 21st century wilberforce initiative (21cwi), a christian human rights organisation, and stephanous foundation. The state department must incorporate the concern for christian persecution in its nigeria policies going forward shea went on to say: in both nigeria and central african republic, churches, priests and pastors have become prime targets of these brutal islamists.