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ICC Note: Being a Christian in Nigeria comes with difficult challenges since it involves risking one’s life and that of your family members. The hostility experienced by Christians comes sometimes from radical groups like Boko Haram, some Muslim neighbors and also the government. This has been the case for 8 Christians who are not only persecuted, but also being accused of terrorism.

 12/8/2017 Nigeria (Sahara Reporters) –  Eight Christians falsely accused of being members of Boko Haram by Nigeria police and are facing trial, have had their hopes of freedom crushed by the sudden resignation of Justice Adeniyi Ademola from the Federal High Court.

Justice Ademola, who was one of the judges exposed for corruption through a sting operation by the Department of State Security (DSS), was said to have tendered his resignation letter on Wednesday. Sources said the judge, who was due for retirement next February abruptly resigned to avoid further sanction from the Nigerian Judicial Council which was holding a meeting relating to his case on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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