Please read Love Your Enemies, from Standing Strong through the Storm, a Daily Devotional from Open Doors.
"Nigeria is divided religiously along the tenth parallel. On the north side Muslims are in the majority. On the south side Christians are in the majority. Along the border between these two groups much blood has been spilled repeatedly in recent years.
"One pastor says, “We are facing persecution from our neighbors, the Muslims. They don’t want to see the Gospel progressing…and they feel envious that we have more church buildings…and our businesses are expanding as well.”
"Another pastor adds, “They see that they must stop the expansion of Christianity into the north, and that has to be done physically.”
"And a bishop of one large church denomination is wearying from the many attacks. He is quoted as saying, “We have turned the other cheek so many times we have no more cheeks to turn!'”