With Elections Saturday, Save the Persecuted Christians Leaders Discuss Christian Persecution in Nigeria

Published in The Washington Free Beacon | Image from Free Beacon

Nigerians go to the polls on Saturday, Feb. 23, to choose their next president in an election some Christian observers call a “matter of life and death,” as ongoing violence prompts activists to call for the appointment of a U.S. special envoy to the country.

One fourth of the nation’s 36 states have been devastated by radical Muslim attacks that have claimed up to 37,000 lives during the last 10 years, according to the Council on Foreign Relations. Terrorists belonging to the ISIS-affiliated Boko Haram insurgency in the northeast or radical Muslim militants of the Fulani tribes, who are attacking towns and cities in Nigeria’s northwestern states, make up slightly more than half of the dead. The rest are innocent victims and Nigerian soldiers and police. Close to two million Nigerians have sought shelter in refugee camps. Continue reading…

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