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Nigeria: Christian students challenge two universities on grounds of religious discrimination

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For previous coverage of the persecution of Christians in Nigeria from, see here.

“Christian students challenge two Nigerian universities on grounds of religious discrimination,” by Hannah Hiester, Catholic Vote, March 20, 2024:

Christian students at two public universities in Nigeria have filed challenges against the schools for violating their religious freedom rights and discriminating against Christianity.

According to Alliance Defending Freedom International, a nonprofit law firm, two universities in Katsina State banned the use of school facilities for Christian religious activities in recent years. However, Muslim student groups did not face a similar ban.

“We only want to be able to freely gather and worship as Christians on equal terms with other religious faiths,” one student said, according to ADF International. “It is wrong that our universities are preventing us from exercising our most basic, fundamental rights.” …

As CatholicVote reported, persecution and kidnapping of Nigerian Christians has risen significantly in recent years. According to ADF International, over 5,500 Christians were martyred worldwide in 2022. At least 90% of that number were Nigerian.

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