Report Claims 16,000 Christians Killed in Nigeria Since 2015
According to a report by the International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law, at least 16,000 Christians have been killed in Nigeria since 2015. Included in this number are more than 5,800 Christians killed by Boko Haram and Fulani militants. The report and letter were sent not only to the Nigerian government, but also President Trump and United Nations Secretary General Antonio Gutteres in hopes of creating international pressure.
02/13/2018 Nigeria (ChristianPost) U.S. President Donald Trump and his counterpart, Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria, have been told that at least 16,000 Christians have been killed in Nigeria since June 2015, many of them victims of radical Islamic violence.
The International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law submitted a petition to Buhari last week, where the civil society organization urged the president to “wake up from [his] slumber” and protect the millions of endangered Christians in Nigeria.
The “Christians at Crossroads in Nigeria” letter, shared online by Elombah.com, said that 16,000 people, mostly Christians, have been killed since Buhari took office in 2015, including the 5,800 victims of Boko Haram and Fulani herdsmen, based on Intersociety’s investigation.
Intersociety, which sent a copy of the letter to Trump and United Nations Secretary General Antonio Gutteres, said that the 30 million or so Christians in Northern Nigeria have for decades suffered discrimination and violent attacks at the hands of radical terror groups.