ICC Note: Christians in Nigeria face persecution from Islamic radicals like Boko Haram, Fulanis, and many of their Muslim neighbors. Despite the many attacks against Christianity, the gospel continues to expand and is now reaching out many Muslims who end up accepting the message and converting.
05/08/2017, Nigeria (Christian Post) – This appears to be the new battle cry by Muslim groups in Nigeria to try and arrest the decline of their membership due to the success of evangelical leaders in drawing people—even Muslims—to Christian churches.
A growing number of these Muslim groups are now copying the Pentecostal forms of worship to stop Muslims from attending Sunday morning Christian services and to try and win converts, Agence France Presse (AFP) reported.
There used to be more Muslims than Christians in Nigeria. According to the Pew Research Center, in 1953, 45.3 percent of Nigeria’s population was Muslim and only 21.4 percent Christian, with 33.3 percent belonging to other religions.