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Nigeria has dealt with significant internal violence for years, mostly at the hands of the Boko Haram terrorist group and militant Fulani herdsmen. Tens of thousands have been killed or abducted by these two groups, and hundreds of thousands have been internally displaced.
06/03/2021 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that the Lahore High Court has acquitted Shafqat Emmanuel and his wife Shagufta Kausar, two Christians sentenced to death under Pakistan’s blasphemy laws. The acquittals end a nearly eight-year legal struggle that saw the Christian couple jailed separately on death row.
This week, President Biden signed an executive order that will promote homosexuality and transgenderism as a centrepiece of U.S. foreign policy.
The document directs “all U.S. government departments and agencies engaged abroad to ensure that U.S. diplomacy and foreign assistance promote and protect the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex persons around the world.”
Christian Social Movement Of Nigeria (CSMN)
Lay Faithful Trust Fund: Tagama IDP Camp, Samaru, Kataf, Southern Kaduna relief distribution to IDPs
2nd October 2021: The Lay Faithful Trust Fund conducted relief distribution of cash and food items to IDPs in Tagama IDP Camp, Samaru, Kataf, Southern Kaduna. The relief to the persecuted brethren included:
We know that in these times it takes an immeasurable risk to be a Christian especially in the northern part of Nigeria!
While in the North, no one serving God in Christ, can be sure of living tomorrow. My brother, a soldier of Christ whose blood was spilt for the sake of his faith in Christ went to be with the LORD on the 22nd Sept 2021.
The Plateau State Police Public Relations Office (PPRO) addressed the roadside killing of 22 Muslims in a press statement dated August 14. The statement was published just a matter of hours after the incident, in which youths attacked a convoy of Fulani travelling along a burial processional route being used by mourners burying their dead from recent Fulani-driven attacks in the Jos area.