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ICC Note:

For years, Boko Haram, a radical Islamic insurgency bent on establishing a separate Islamic state to be ruled by Sharia law, has terrorized Christian communities across northern Nigeria. Responsible for the deaths of more than 1,800 Christians in 2014, the mass-abduction and enslavement of hundreds and the destruction of as many churches.

12/30/2014 Nigeria (Christian Post) – Christians in Nigeria reportedly celebrated Christmas in good numbers despite the constant threats of attacks, including suicide bombings, by terror group Boko Haram, which has destroyed churches and slaughtered entire congregations throughout the years. Many who celebrated the holiday at churches are internally displaced people, who no longer have any homes to go to.

Fr. Gideon Obasogie, director of communications of the Diocese of Maiduguri, told Fides News Agency that despite fears of terrorist attacks, “the Catholic faithful went to Christmas Mass, majority of whom are IDPs from the Adamawa part of the diocese (Pulka, Madagali, Gulak, MichiKa, Mubi), to express their faith in an eloquent manner.”

Boko Haram has been attacking Nigerian government and church buildings for over five years now, often targeting the country’s Christians who make up close to half of the population. The militants have made it their mission to establish Islamic law over the nation, and drive out all followers of Christ.

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