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ICC Note: A new Open Doors report detailing the ongoing persecution in northern Nigeria tells of alarming statistics about the number of believers killed, and the count of churches destroyed over the past 15 years. Conservative estimates place both categories in the tens of thousands, including a reported total of 1.3 million Christians displaced. The primary persecution threats to Christians in Nigeria are radical Islamist groups such as Boko Haram and Fulani herder gangs that maraud central Nigeria regularly murdering Christian farmers in droves.

By Thomas Williams

2/25/16 Nigeria (Breitbart) – A new report offers some startling statistics on the devastation wrought by Muslims on the Christian population in Nigeria, with 11,500 Christians killed, a million displaced and 13,000 churches destroyed or shut down in the last 15 years.

The 48-page report titled “Crushed but Not Defeated: The Impact of Persistent Violence on the Church in Northern Nigeria,” documents the extent of Christian persecution in Nigeria due to targeted violence by Islamic extremists as well as other more moderate Muslims. The document was released after extensive on-the-ground research by Open Doors, a non-profit group devoted to assisting persecuted Christians throughout the world.

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