Faith in Flames: Christians in Nigeria Face Unrelenting Persecution by Muslim Aggressors

Farrukh Saif

January 25, 2024

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In the serene landscapes of Plateau State, Nigeria, a dark and distressing reality unfolds as the Christian community faces relentless persecution at the hands of Islamist Fulani militants. This targeted violence has reached alarming heights, with each village becoming a battleground, leaving a trail of destruction and loss in its wake.

The attackers spared no mercy, instigating violence and sowing fear among the congregation. This heartbreaking event is just one in a series of relentless assaults against Christians in the Middle Belt, demonstrating the escalating threat faced by the community.

Compromised Security:

Adding to the gravity of the situation is the alarming negligence of the security forces assigned to protect the people of Mangu. Instead of safeguarding the vulnerable, there are reports of security personnel turning a blind eye to the atrocities, further exacerbating the sense of insecurity among the populace.

Christian Leaders Take a Stand:

Local Christian leaders, witnessing the continuous attacks and the apathy of the security forces, have reached a breaking point. Frustration and despair have given way to a resolute determination to safeguard their communities. In the face of imminent danger, these leaders are raising their voices, demanding urgent intervention and protection for their flock.

Here are some of the videos from Nigeria:

The Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria has underscored a concerning reality: the alleged support and assistance provided by the Nigerian Military to Islamist groups. This revelation aligns with a decade-long observation, where it appears that Muslim militants have been receiving support from the government. The implications of this collaboration are significant, raising questions about the complexities and challenges faced by religious communities in Nigeria.

Yesterday in Mangu, Plateau State, a church was set on fire by Islamist Fulani militants. Listen to the desperate pleas of the Christians in the video.

In another chilling video, a man is beheaded by Muslim terrorists following the burning of a church. The shocking footage captures the brutal realities faced by vulnerable communities in the midst of such atrocities.

Global Call to Action:

The plight of Nigerian Christians in Plateau State demands the attention and action of Christian leaders worldwide. The atrocities being committed against this vulnerable Christian community cannot go unnoticed or unanswered. It is imperative that global Christian leaders rise in solidarity, advocating for immediate intervention and protection for their brethren facing persecution.

Farrukh Saif

Farrukh H. Saif, a courageous Christian human rights activist, established the Farrukh Saif Foundation in 2009 to confront religious discrimination, blasphemy laws, and bonded slavery in Pakistan. His dedication to liberating bonded laborers from brick kilns and advocating for blasphemy victims and asylum seekers has garnered international acclaim. Despite encountering threats and fatwas, his impactful work persists in supporting marginalized communities. In 2018, the foundation merged with The Emergency Committee to Save the Persecuted and Enslaved, enhancing its global outreach.


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