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Nigeria: ISIS and al-Qaeda in region, Christian leader warns “Nobody is safe”

Christian persecution in Nigeria: Samson Ayokunle is right. Christians in Nigeria have been brutalized and killed with impunity for years now, with little or no significant response from the Nigerian government or military. It is clear that Nigerian authorities have little or no interest in securing law-abiding, defenseless Christians against these unrelenting massacres and ethnic cleansing.

The Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, once again urgently implores the United Nations and the governments of all nations that are committed to human rights and religious freedom to make the plight of Nigeria’s Christians a top priority. Those Christians are walking the way of the Cross. May our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ also bless them with the joy of a resurrection and new flourishing of their communities.

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

“Al-Qaeda in Nigeria: Nobody is safe – Christian leadership,” by Wale Odunsi, Daily Post, August 10, 2020:

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has warned that no one is safe in Nigeria.

The President, Samson Ayokunle, spoke at the All Christians Fellowship Mission (ACFM) in Abuja on Sunday.

He cited the security report that terrorist groups were infiltrating some parts of Nigeria’s North.

The United States Africa Command (US AFRICOM) said the Islamic State and Al-Qaeda terrorist groups were gradually entering the West African region….

He urged President Muhammadu Buhari’s government to immediately overhaul the country’s security apparatus.

Ayokunle recalled that 14 members of a Baptist church in Kogi state were recently slaughtered overnight.

“Nobody is safe. These radicals can attack from any angle. The people of this nation deserve to live their lives in maximum security”, NAN quoted him as saying….

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