A shocking number of Christian Nigerians have been killed so far this year according to a report released by the International Society for Civil Liberties & Rule of Law (ISCLRL).
The report warns that militant Fulani herdsmen and the Jihadist terrorist organization Boko Haram have intensified their anti-Christian attacks in the African country of Nigeria.
No fewer than 620 Christian have been murdered since the beginning of 2020.
“The atrocities against Christians have gone unchecked and risen to alarming apogee with the country’s security forces and concerned political actors looking the other way or colluding with the Jihadists” the report said.
The organization estimates that by the end of 2020, more than 32 000 Christians will have been killed by Jihadists and Fulani militants in Nigeria since 2009.
According to Amnesty International, the terrorist group Boko Haram has been torturing, abducting and forcing young girls into marriage.
Since 2009, an estimated 8 000 children have been abducted by Boko Haram.
CBN reported that Christian girl Leah Sharibu from Nigeria is still being held captive by Boko Haram after 2 years. She is 17 years old.
The terrorist group refused to let Leah go unless she renounced her Christian faith and converted to Islam. When the girl refused, she was declared a “slave for life” by the captors.
Earlier this year a Nigerian pastor was brutally slaughtered by Jihadists after refusing to deny Jesus Christ. According to journalist Ahmad Alkida, the pastor was beheaded.
In January, a church building and dozens of others buildings were destroyed after being attacked. A police spokesperson said that 190 houses were set on fire in the attacks.
Christians are the most persecuted religious group in the world, with a shocking 260 million Christians worldwide experiencing high levels of persecution for their faith, with the most oppressive countries being Communist, Middle Eastern and North African countries.
That means 1 in 8 Christians in the world experience persecution according to Open Doors USA.
Advocacy groups have raised concerns that the anti-Christian violence in Nigeria has reached levels of genocide.