Population: 175 Million
Religion: Muslim 50%, Christian 50%
Threat to Religious Freedom: Boko Haram, a Jihadist Islamist group Muslim with links to Al-Qaeda which wants Islamic systems under Sharia law.
Boko Haram translated means ‘Western Education is forbidden’. remains an uncompromising Islamic terrorist group in Northern Nigeria. Their brutality and is only second dot IRSIS. Boko Haram seeks to impose a strict version of Sharia (Islamic law), ridding the country of Christianity. The country’s president, Sheikh Sharif Sheik Ahmed, has embraced a version of Sharia that mandates the death penalty for those who leave Islam. Source: Compass Direct News.
What can you do?
- Give to Nigerian Christians
- Pray for those that are suffering extreme persecution by the terrorist group Boko Haram.
- Pray that God would bring Justice and Peace to the region.