At least 50 Nigerian Christians killed by jihadis in March

Christians in Nigeria take part in funeral festivities in April 2019. | Intersociety

With its eyes fixed on the running count of COVID-19 deaths, the world may be missing the ongoing, malignant and completely human-initiated tide of deaths caused by radical Islam.

For example, a Nigerian group reports that no less than 50 Christians were slain in March and 10 in the first two days of April by radical Fulani herdsmen. Since the start of 2020, estimates are that more than 400 Christians were murdered in the West African nation.

“In all, not less than 410 Christian lives have been lost in Nigeria to Jihadist Fulani terrorists in the past 93 days of 2020,” the Anambra-based International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law (Intersociety) said in a statement.

Ten Christians were slain in the first two days of April, it added.

“This is a daily average of about five Christian deaths. On average, the Jihadist Fulani militants killed 125 Christians in January and February, respectively, and 50 in March.”

Intersociety is a nongovernmental organization headed by Christian criminologist Emeka Umeagbalasi. Its team of criminologists, lawyers, journalists as well as peace and conflict studies graduates has been monitoring violence against Christians in Nigeria since 2010.

Intersociety previously reported that 350 Christians were killed in the first two months of 2020 by Fulani militants, highway bandits and the Boko Haram terrorist group in the northeast.


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