USCIRF Condemns Persecution, Violence in Nigeria

The photo shows motorcycles amid other traffic in Nigeria. (Photo courtesy of Oluwaseyi Aiyeobasan from Pixabay)

Church officials in Nigeria’s Kaduna state call last week’s Fulani militant attack a ‘massacre’. The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom this week also condemned these instances of violence against religious communities in Nigeria.

Todd Nettleton of The Voice of the Martyrs USA says these attacks continue with increasing frequency. The Nigerian government seems incapable of stopping this violence against Christians.  “I think there certainly is frustration in northern Nigeria among the Christian community,” Nettleton says.

“Why did these attacks keep happening? There’s frustration with the Nigerian government. Why can’t you put a stop to these? Why can’t you protect your Christian citizens?”

The church leadership in these communities tries to limit violent reprisals by Christians against those who have attacked them. Ask God to give them endless grace.

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller

CALL TO ACTION

  • Ask God to protect and comfort Nigerian Christians, giving them strength as they face continued attacks.

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