Persecution Magazine, June 2015
International Christian Concern
This is the experience of countless persecuted Christians who face threats from Islamic extremists in Nigeria.
Two major Muslim groups terrorize and target Christians in Nigeria. In the north, militant jihadists, Boko Haram, have murdered Christians, abducted young girls and sold them into marriage to be sexual slaves and killed thousands of Nigerian civilians over the last decade in their quest to recreate Nigeria as an Islamic state in Africa.
Across Nigeria’s Middle Belt, Muslim Fulani herders often ravage Christian farming communities, burning churches and shooting those who attempt to escape.
Christians have endured this persecution under the watch of a Christian president, Goodluck Jonathan, for the past six and Christians in Nigeria are bracing for an uncertain future after the election of a Muslim president. Despite campaigning against Boko Haram, experts fear Buhari may be a wolf in sheep’s clothing...