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Nigeria: Police stop young Christians from attending church

For information about Orthodox Christianity in Nigeria, see here.

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

“Police stop young Nigerians from attending Church,” International Christian Concern, November 24, 2023:

11/24/2023 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – Islamic police (Hisbah) responsible for enforcing Sharia law in northwest Nigeria recently harassed, and stopped five Christian girls from going to church in Kano State.

The Christian girls were walking to Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) when Hisbah Police stopped the girls and asked them to dress like Muslims. When the girls refused, one of the officers told them they would be punished if they went to the church. The girls were released after standing in the sun for three hours, and after the church service ended.

Mary, one of the five victims, told an ICC staffer that officers told them they were being punished because “Israel is killing our sisters in Gaza. If we like, we will kill you, too.” She implored Christians to play for believers in Kano State.

recent report by the International Centre for Investigative Reporting cited harassment by the Hisbah police of Christians, mostly women….

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