Anambra-based charity International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law (Intersociety) reports that three hundred and fifty Christians have been killed in the West African country of Nigeria in the first two months of 2020 alone. The shocking figures are in the report “Nigeria: The Killing of Defenseless Christians”. According to the report, more than 11,500 Christians have been brutally murdered in Nigeria since 2015.
This figure is from June 2015, when the current Nigerian government was in office. Of these, 7,400 are murderers of Christians, including the Fulani, a Muslim jihadi tribe. The terrorist group Boko Haram killed 150-200 Christians and killed 4000 people on road robbers. The number of Fulani attacks on Christian villages has increased in recent years, with many fleeing their homes. Of the 6000 victims of Boko Haram killed in 2015, 4000 are Christians, while 100% are victims of Islamist attacks. The United Nations estimates that about two million people live in Nigeria as refugees.
The number of Christians killed by Fulanis in 2018 is 2400, according to the InterSocietal Report. In 2019, this number was 1000-1200. The number of people killed by Boko Haram in 2019 is one thousand. In the past 57 months, 20 priests, including 8 Catholic priests, have been killed. Fifty people were abducted. In the same period, nearly 2,000 churches and related buildings were destroyed.