OCP News Service – 9/6/2020
Lagos-Nigeria: Radical Islamists groups like Boko Haram have been targeting Christians in large numbers. Boko haram wants to establish an Islamic caliphate in Nigeria. According to a report by chvnradio.com over 620 Christians in Nigeria have been killed by radicals so far (2020), and around 12,000 have been killed over during the last five years. Islamic militants target Christian villages, as they find Christians as the main obstacle to their plan.
Apart from rape, torture, and killing, a large number of Christians have been displaced and over 2000 churches and worship centers have been destroyed. Christians account for 50 percent of the Nigerian population.
On 16/10/2019 OCP Media network reported that “Under the leadership of Muhammadu Buhari, the President of Nigeria, atrocities against Christians are on the rise at an unprecedented scale. Islamic groups like Boko Haram and Fulani herdsmen have committed heinous crimes against Christians. The government seems less caring about the sad plight of the Christian in the country. Christians are slaughtered, women are raped, and taken as sex slaves, Christian houses are destroyed and Churches are burned down.”
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