Resources on the Persecution and Genocide of Christians in Nigeria

This 2022 report contains an update on the recent persecutions in Nigeria, as well as a speech by Bishop Kukah at the G20 meeting titled “The Weaponisation of Religious Identity: A View & Experience From Nigeria”.

This 2017-19 report by Aid to the Church in Need (CAN) contains a country profile and case study on religious persecution in Nigeria.

Abduction for forced conversions and marriage as Pakistan “moves in an increasingly conservative Islamist direction.” Reports indicate “that nearly 6,754 women were abducted in the country’s Punjab province in the first half of 2021. Out of that, 1890 women were raped, 3721 were tortured and 752 children were raped.”

ADF has published an article reporting on a letter from sixty-eight international groups and experts to Antony Blinken, US Secretary of State, calling for Nigeria to be reinstated as a “Country of Particular Concern (CPC).”

This is the most recent report from Open Doors International concerning the discrimination and persecution of Christians in Nigeria.

This 2021 Policy Brief highlights the violence against Christian communities in Nigeria and outlines concrete policy recommendations.

Intersociety, a Nigerian- based organization, has documented the violence against Christians and noted that Nigeria has become “the Greatest Enemy of Christian Faith and its Faithful or Members in the World.”

On the 60th anniversary of Independence Day in Nigeria, Archbishop Akubeze called stressed that the transformation of Nigeria is a collective responsibility.

Archbishop Alfred Martins condemned the stoning and killing of a female student in Nigeria by a mob of students for alleged blasphemy.

A video in January 2022, showing children carrying out real life executions as part of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP).

After attacks in both April and March 2022 against Christians, International Christian Concern (ICC) denounced the killing of Christians in Nigeria as genocide.

Archbishop Matthew Man-Oso Ndagoso noted the lack of religious freedom in Northern Nigeria and the persecution of Christians. He also condemned collaboration between Western governments and Nigerian leaders.

In April 2022, 10 predominantly Christian villages were attacked by gunmen, resulting in the killing of at least 80 people and the abduction of 60 people.

Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah presented an in-depth analysis of the religious, political, and historical developments of modern-day Nigeria and concludes that interfaith dialogue is the key to the future.