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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.”
Saturday 3rd July 2021
The Lay Faithful Trust Fund conducted another distribution of clothes to persecuted Christians in Mercy IDP Camp, Zonkwa, Southern Kaduna. Also in attendance were brethren from Wawan Rafi, the village that was recently attacked by Islamic terrorists.
According to Morning Star News, Doctor Precious Emeka Chinedu was abducted from the hospital he worked at in Niger state last Thursday when five men, suspected to be militant Fulani herdsmen, took the beloved Christian doctor into the bush and shot him.
According to Morning Star News, suspected Fulani herdsmen killed 22 Christians during two separate village attacks in Plateau State, Nigeria, on Sunday, May 23rd. In April, an additional 15 Christians were killed by suspected jihadist herdsmen in the state.