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‘The government is silent’: Muslim tribesmen kill Christian pastor and burn down school in Nigerian village

By Lawrence Zongo

Radical Muslim tribesmen killed four people on Tuesday including a Christian pastor, and burned down a town’s only school, during an attack in Central Nigeria.​ 
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The Ignored Genocide of Christians in Nigeria
By Raymond Ibrahim

The mass slaughter of Christians in Nigeria, which some international observers have classified as genocide, is reaching unprecedented levels.  According to an August 4 report, at least 171 Christians were slaughtered by Muslim Fulani herdsmen in the space roughly three weeks:  Read More - click here

Christians Killed in Ambushes in Two North-Central States in Nigeria

By Lydia Blaha

Muslim Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria decapitated two Christians in Benue state on Monday (April 13), and another group of herdsmen in Plateau state on Saturday (April 11) shot a Christian farmer dead, sources said. In Benue state, residents of Ologba village, Agatu County told Morning Star News that herdsmen ambushed two members of a Catholic church in the village at about 8 a.m. on Monday.    
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Important New Report from Jubilee Campaign about Recent Deadly Attacks in Nigeria’s Kaduna State
By Lord Alton of Liverpool

Throughout one week in mid-May 2020, numerous Adara communities of southern Kaduna State, Nigeria, were relentlessly attacked by suspected Fulani militants , leading to the gruesome and untimely deaths of at least 23 Nigerian Christians and injuries of tens of others who sustained brutal injuries from guns and machetes.  Read More - click here

Nigeria’s Federal Government says Boko Haram now have “a deliberate policy of attacking Christians” 
By Lord Alton of Liverpool

This long overdue admission by the Nigerian Federal Government is welcome.   This week I have been meeting Nigerians from Muslim and Christian backgrounds . They shared their stories of Boko Haram’s barbarism.   Muslims have also been caught up in the violence but Mr. Mohammed is right when he says of Boko Haram :“They have started targeting Christians and Christian villages for a specific reason, which is to trigger a religious war and throw the nation into chaos.”   He said: “… they seem to now have a deliberate policy of attacking Christians” and that the killing of 11 Christians on Christmas Eve fits into the strategy.​ Read More - click here

Baroness Cox and Lord  Alton write to the International Criminal Court about the unfolding tragedy in Nigeria and the culture of impunity as the Nigerian authorities and the international community fail to act
By Lord Alton of Liverpool

Following a meeting with Mr Phakiso Mochochoko and the team working on the situation in Nigeria last week, and further to our previous correspondence (14 February; 25 June; 23 July) we write to draw your attention to a new report by UK-based Igbo Councillors, which cites evidence of escalating attacks against Christians ... Read More - click here

Speaking today about the mass atrocities committed in Nigeria, David Alton said that the word “genocide” should never be used lightly …
By Lord Alton of Liverpool

He urged legislators to  ensure that all aid programmes to Nigeria are re-examined to ensure that money is not being siphoned off for illicit or corrupt purposes and is used to combat sectarian hatred and Jihadist terror, reaches  communities threatened by Jihadism and is used to provide opportunities for education, especially for girls.   Read More - click here

The Mass Murder of Nigerian Christians
By Rabbi Abraham Cooper and Rev. Johnnie Moore

The world is determined to look away from a horrific campaign of killings being perpetrated in Africa under the name of Islam.   

Michael Nnadi was the kind of Nigerian whose face projected a nearly supernatural joy. His pronounced features made him look both older and younger than his 18 years.    Read More - click here

Nigeria: Another Wave of Violence in Southern Kaduna State
By Lord Alton of Liverpool

At least 27 people were killed within a 24-hour period between 19 and 20 July in attacks by armed assailants of Fulani ethnicity on communities in southern Kaduna state.         Read More - click here

Experts Form "Strategy Coalition to Protect Christians and Religious Pluralism in Sub-Sahara"

ISIS, Al-Qaeda & Others Pose Threat of Religious Genocide in Africa, Session Concludes at Ave Maria Law

NAPLES, Fla., March 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a surge in beheadings, abductions and other violent assaults by Islamic extremists targeting Catholic priests, Protestant ministers, and ordinary Christians in sub-Saharan Africa, 20 leading experts in international religious freedom convened a three-day emergency strategy session, March 5-7, on how to respond. It was held at Ave Maria School of Law in Naples, Florida.  
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Congressional Hearing on Conflict and Killings in Nigeria’s Middle Belt    
By Nina Shea  (Nina Shea is a Board Member of TAS)

Thank you, Co-Chairmen Smith and McGovern, for holding this important and timely hearing. On December 7, the United States made a significant policy shift on Nigeria when it designated Nigeria as one of world’s ten worst abusers of religious freedom, as a Country of Particular Concern under the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998.    Read More - click here

The abduction of hundreds of schoolboys in northern Nigeria raised in Parliament as CSW issues disturbing report on rising insecurity
By Lord Alton of Liverpool

Boko Haram means destroy western education. Education is always feared by the close minded. Nigeria needs Boko Halal – because education is good.  Lord Alton of Liverpool To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to establish what has happened to the students kidnapped by Boko Haram in Katsina on 11 December; ...    Read More - click here

Nigerians warn Parliamentarians that President Buhari is failing to curb a Genocide in the making and risks civil war and the breakup of the country …
By Lord Alton of Liverpool

Three stories published today illustrate why the disingenuous narrative that Nigeria’s violence is to be explained by global warming, rather than ideology, is perilously close to becoming fake news propaganda.​  Read More - click here

The US Knights of Columbus are to Report on Christian Persecution in Nigeria – following 60,000 Killings Over Last 20 Years.
By Lord Alton of Liverpool

The US Knights of Columbus are to Report on Christian Persecution in Nigeria – following 60,000 Killings Over Last 20 Years. 

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Gunmen kill 29 in south-west Ethiopia church attack
By Lord Alton of Liverpool

In a report received by BBC World news has come of an attack on an Ethiopian Orthodox Church in the south-western Oromia Regional State. 29 people including women carrying children were taken into the forest and murdered. The UK Government has been asked to establish what is being done to hold to account those who were responsible   Read More - click here

Africa’s Young Christian Communities Are Now in Islamic-Extremist Crosshairs
By Nina Shea (Nina Shea is a Board Member of TAS)

An ongoing Islamic extremist project to exterminate Christians in sub-Saharan Africa is even more brutal and more consequential for the Church than it is in the Middle East, the place where Christians suffered ISIS “genocide,” as the U.S. government officially designated. A growing number of these African countries are seeing the rise of ISIS- and al-Qaida affiliates, and non-state terrorists like them, who specifically target Christians in their quest to establish Islamist rule.  Read More - click here

When will the World Respond to Jihadi Violence in Africa? 
By LELA GILBERT

 Nowadays, however, international reports are casting worrisome shadows across Africa, especially for those of us who focus on international religious freedom.  Read More - click here

Is the World Ignoring a Christian Genocide in Nigeria?

By Lela Gilbert 

How much do Westerners know about Nigeria? Do we recognize it as Africa’s largest nation? Are we aware of its considerable economic importance? Are Western Christians alert to the dangers faced by our fellow believers in Nigeria?   
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