350 Nigerian Christians killed since beginning of 2020: report

by Jordyn Pair · Mar 11th, 2020 8:09 am

Roughly 350 Nigerian Christians have been killed since the beginning of 2020, according to a new report by a Nigerian civil society organization.

Anambra-based nongovernmental organization International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law (Intersociety) released a report this week saying that between 11,500 and 12,000 Christian deaths had been recorded since June 2015 and that 350 had been killed since the start of 2020.

"Out of this figure, Jihadist Fulani herdsmen accounted for 7,400 Christian deaths, Boko Haram 4,000, and the ‘Highway Bandits' 150-200," said Intersociety in a report titled "Nigeria: A Killing Field Of Defenseless Christians."

Of the 350 deaths in January and February, Fulani herdsmen are responsible for 250, while Boko Haram and highway bandit gangs are responsible for 100.

The organization has monitored violence against Christians in Nigeria since 2010. The country has seen a rise in violence in the last decade due to increased activity from extremist organizations.


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