The Nigerian army has had some success subduing Islamist group Boko Haram, but Christians are still being killed in Nigeria. Many of the killings are carried out by nomadic Hausa-Fulani herdsmen, a largely Muslim ethnic group that frequently targets the more settled Christian farming communities of central Nigeria. Meanwhile, 12 of Nigeria’s northern states employ Sharia (Islamic law), and Christians in these states face discrimination and restrictions in accessing community resources, such as clean water, health clinics, and higher education.

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Nigeria largest displaced population in Africa

A new report released last week by the Norwegian Refugee Council and the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre shows that Nigeria now has the largest internally displaced population in Africa. It also says there are about 3.3 million displaced people in Nigeria, due to hundreds of thousands of people fleeing Boko […]

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Boko Haram suspects kill 200 more in Nigeria

Boko Haram suspects kill 200 more in Nigeria

Parents, whose daughters were abducted by Boko Haram in Chibok, Borno State, receiving prayer messages of encouragement sent from Christians around the world; 18 May 2014.World Watch Monitor   It is feared Boko Haram militants have killed at least 200 more people in a wave of attacks launched across Borno […]

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Nigerian government ‘sympathises’ with Boko Haram

Nigerian government ‘sympathises’ with Boko Haram

New claims that parts of the Nigerian government share the anti-Christian convictions of Boko Haram have emerged since the group’s abduction of hundreds of school girls, most of who were Christian and are still missing, one month after the incident. “Many Nigerians will tell you that they don’t trust the […]

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