Nigeria: 3,462 Christians hacked to death since January

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Nigeria: 3,462 Christians hacked to death since January

Human Rights Without Frontiers says that Nigerian Jihadists have "hacked to death" no fewer than 3,462 Christians in Nigeria during the past 200 days - just 68 deaths fewer than the total number of Nigerian Christians killed in 2020.

The figures are based on research and eyewitness accounts from InterSociety which has been monitoring and investigating religious persecution and other forms of religious violence by state and non-state sectors across Nigeria since 2010.
 
It found that the number of churches threatened or attacked and closed or destroyed or burnt since January 2021 is also estimated to be around 300, with at least ten priests or pastors abducted or killed by the jihadists.

InterSociety says:

"It is deeply saddening that to date those responsible for the anti-Christian butcheries in the country have continued to evade justice and remained unchecked, untracked, un-investigated and untried; leading to impunity and repeat-atrocities. The surviving victims and families of the dead victims are also totally abandoned by the Government of Nigeria." 

 

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