PRAY, PEOPLE, AND PRAY REAL HARD FOR THIS TO STOP! ISLAMIC EXTREMISTS ATTACK AND BURN HOMES OF CHRISTIAN COMMUNITIES IN NORTH-EAST NIGERIA. Daniel Whyte III President of Gospel Light Society International calls on President Biden and President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria to stop the persecution-massacre of Christians in Nigeria
Islamic extremist groups continue to pillage and rampage Christian communities in Nigeria. This time, extremists burned homes and destroyed livestock, just days after terrorists killed a pregnant Christian woman.
Nigeria ranks as the 7th most dangerous place in the world for believers, according to Open Doors USA’s 2022 World Watch List, which ranks countries where persecution is most prevalent.
About half the country’s population, 98 million people, identify as Christian but see the most brutal attacks from Islamic militants and armed terror groups.
Last year, the country ranked number one on the World Watch List for having the most Christians killed for their faith and the most believers kidnapped. It just trailed China in the number of attacks against churches.
According to Open Doors, Boko Haram and the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) want to eliminate the presence of Christianity in Nigeria.
Recently, members of ISWAP burned homes in a predominantly Christian village, nine days after terrorists killed a pregnant Christian woman in the same area, Morning Star News reports.
They burned several houses and destroyed livestock and storehouses of harvested crops, a local resident told the outlet.
“They rode on motorcycles, armed with guns and cluster bombs, which they used in attacking two communities,” Shawulu Yohanna said. “The people in the two villages were able to escape the onslaught as no one was killed.”
U.S. Removes Nigeria From Watch List
Last year, the United States removed Nigeria from the U.S. State Department’s Countries of Particular Concern (CPC) list — a move that has sparked debate among persecution watchdog groups.
Source: CBN, Talia Wise