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Nigeria: Leader calls on International Criminal Court to take action against killing of Christians in the country

Persecution of Christians in Nigeria continues to increase rapidly — but this persecution rarely makes the news outside that country. Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, is calling upon the International Criminal Court to take notice.

Nigeria is about 50% Christian. Of those Christians, around 75% are Protestant, 24% Roman Catholic. Of the remaining 1%, there is a small Orthodox Christian community. These Christians are being subjected to a ruthless persecution that has gone on with sporadic attacks for years, and has been escalating recently. Targeting the Christians are both the Islamic militant group Boko Haram and Muslim Fulani herdsmen. The Order requests once again that the UN and the US State Department address the persecution of Nigerian Christians, and move the Nigerian government to take decisive action against Boko Haram and the Fulani herdsmen for the protection of its Christian citizens.

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

“Leah Sharibu: Christians are being killed in Nigeria – Nnamdi Kanu cries out to ICC, International Communities,” by Fikayo Olowolagba, Daily Post, February 26, 2020:

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has cried out over the killing of Christians in Nigeria.

Kanu called on the International Criminal Court, ICC, to take actions against the killing of Christians across Nigeria.

In a series of tweets, the IPOB leader stated that the abduction of Leah Sharibu by Boko Haram, insurgents and attacks on people of the Southeast were examples of killings against Christians.

The IPOB leader urged both ICC and the United States, US, State Department, and international communities to stop such atrocities.

He tweeted: “When will the world take action to stop violence against #Christians in Nigeria?

“The OTP of the @IntlCrimCourt’s preliminary examination of crimes against Christians in #Nigeria including #Biafrans must proceed to a formal investigation.

“The abduction of Leah Sharibu is an example of the countless acts of violence that #Christians across #Nigeria, including #Biafrans, endure daily. @StateDept and the intl community must act to stop these atrocities!…

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