Following the discovery that some 200 Christians have been killed and more than 500 churches attacked, The American Center for Law & Justice, or the ACLJ, is calling on the government of Nigeria to take action.
The attacks occurred in 12 northern states in Nigeria in an outbreak of post-election violence last April. The ACLJ in the early stages of its work in Nigeria and the violence was uncovered during a fact-finding mission in the African nation.
“It is very disturbing to find that Christians were specifically targeted and, in many instances, killed because of their religious beliefs,” says Jordan Sekulow, executive director of the ACLJ. “We’re calling on the Nigerian government to take corrective action and to prosecute those responsible for these crimes.
“At a time when Christians face persecution in so many parts of the world, it’s important that Nigeria step up and take the corrective action necessary to ensure that the religious and civil rights of Christians are protected.”
The ACLJ findings were also corroborated by a report prepared by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), which submitted its data to a presidential panel. The ACLJ’s fact-finding mission observed specific instances of extreme prejudice against people of faith:
Source: Charisma News