Responding to Religious Persecution in Nigeria after Its Official Denial

Jan 13, 2022 by

by Rick Plasterer, Juicy Ecumenism:

Two earlier articles reviewed the deteriorating situation in Nigeria, in which Christians in Nigeria’s northern and “Middle Belt” (or central states) are being targeted with impunity by various Muslim terrorist groups, principally militant Fulani herdsman, but also Boko Harm and others for death, and destruction and/or dispossession of their property. As explained in the articles, the current Nigerian government of President Muhammad Buhari is doing nothing to stop this, and in some cases appears complicit in it.

One of the persons featured in the earlier articles, Robert A. Destro, formerly Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor at the end of the Trump Administration and currently Professor of Law at the Catholic University of America, was also interviewed in a discussion hosted by the Religious Freedom Institute on December 16. Interviewed as well was Nina Shea, Senior Fellow and Director of Religious Freedom at the Hudson Institute. Additionally, in a video clip, Bishop Stephen Dami Mamza of the Catholic Diocese of Yola in northeastern Nigeria answered common questions about the crisis from the perspective of a Christian leader living through it. Eric D. Patterson, RFI Executive Vice President moderated discussion.

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