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Nigeria: Two churches attacked, one Christian killed, five abducted

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 for years, and has been sharply escalating recently.

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

“CAN Condemns Attacks On Churches, Worshippers In Kogi,” by Yekini Jimoh, Nigerian Tribune, September 21, 2021:

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Kogi chapter, has condemned in strong terms the recent attacks on churches and worshippers by gunmen in the state.

The gunmen invaded a place of worship in Kabba, Kogi, on Sunday, killed one person, injured three and abducted two worshippers.

Gunmen had also last month attacked another church in Osara, in Adavi Local Government Area of Kogi and abducted three persons, and released them five days after a ransom was allegedly paid.

The CAN Chairman in Kogi, Dr John Ibenu, told newsmen in Lokoja, that the CAN, as a body strongly condemned the targeted attacks on churches and worshippers in the state….

The chairman commended the effort of the State Government while calling on all relevant agencies to step up their games….

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