OCP News Service – 4/12/2020
Global: “Christians in Nigeria are slaughtered like animals by radical Islamic terrorist groups like Boko Haram and others.” State George Alexander (Secretary of Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE, Pan-Orthodox Christian Society.
The Statement on Nigerian Christians
Christians in Nigeria face severe persecution from Islamic extremist groups like Boko Haram and Fulani herdsmen. Under the regime of President Muhammadu Buhari, Christian are persecuted on a daily basis in the country. A genocide is looming in West Africa. Abubakar Shekau, leader of the radical Islamic terror group, Boko Haram intends to build an Islamic Caliphate in the region by terminating Christians. Over 15000 Christians have been murdered since 2015 even though the exact number is considerably higher.
The government mechanism has miserably failed in helping Christians. The radicals attack Christians in mass numbers. Several Christian villages in Nigeria has been already destroyed. Kidnapping, rape of women and demanding ransom have become a common thing amid the on-going atrocities. After the defeat in Middle East Africa has become the new thriving hub for several ISIS-linked terrorist organizations. Boko Haram was created in 2009 and they pledged alliance to ISIS in 2015. The situation is at present out of control. The international community remains silent on the situation, which remains a matter of grave concern.
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