The Persecuted Church: Nigeria
Nigeria is ranked as the number ten country where Christians face the most persecution.
Overview of Nigeria
Although Boko Haram is most often associated with persecution of Christians in northern Nigeria, the pattern of persecution is much more complex than only killing or wounding Christians - as well as moderate Muslims - by an Islamic terrorist group. This is especially so in the 12 northern Sharia states where local government and social groups leave hardly any space for Christians to live their own lives. The current situation in Nigeria casts dark clouds ahead with the declaration of a caliphate in northeastern Nigeria. Boko Haram has kidnapped hundreds of girls, boys, and women. Also, the attacks have left thousands homeless.
An average of ten people are killed daily by the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram in Nigeria. Most of these victims are Christians who are targeted because of their faith.