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Nigerian Islamic Jihadists Massacred 1,470 Christians In First Four Months Of 2021
From Intersociety the Human rights group in Nigeria. Originally seen in Christian Post.
Onitsha, Eastern Nigeria, 11th May 2021: Nigeria has devastatingly remained the “most Christian killed country” and ‘most dangerous place to be a Christian’ as well as Africa’s newest hotbed of Islamic Jihad and religious intolerance. Statistically shocking is the fact that the country had in the past four months or from January to April 2021 lost no fewer than 1,470 Christians. Also out of estimated 3200 defenseless Nigerians abducted by jihadists during the period, Nigerian Christians accounted for no fewer than 2,200. The 1, 470 Christian deaths in four months is the highest number recorded since 2014 and it specifically surpassed the total number of Christians killed in 2019, estimated by the Open Doors to be 1,350.
The latest research investigation conducted by Intersociety took weeks and cut across all the troubling Christian areas of the country with Kaduna recording the highest number of 300 Christian deaths out of estimated total of 430 killings, followed by Benue with 200 Christian deaths, Plateau 90 Christian deaths, Igbo Land States of Ebonyi, Enugu and Anambra, etc 80 Christian deaths, Christian part of Niger State (i.e. Shiroro, Munya and Rafi, etc) 70 Christian deaths, Taraba/Adamawa 65 Christian deaths, Ogun/Ondo 52 Christian deaths, Kebbi 50 Christian deaths (out of over 60 killed), Borno 50 Christian deaths (out of over 110 killed), Nasarawa 30 Christian deaths, Igbo part of Delta 20 Christian deaths, Edo 20 Christian deaths, non Igbo part of Delta 10 Christian deaths, Oyo/Ekiti/Osun 30 Christian deaths, Gombe 20 Christian deaths, Christian part of Geidam in Yobe State 15 Christian deaths (out of total killings) and Kogi State 10 Christian deaths. Nine Igbo Christians were also killed in Kibiya District of Kano State. There are also likely to be dozens of other Christian deaths, numbering over 30 not recorded. The Northern Muslim controlled Nigerian Army also accounted for killing of at least 120 defenseless Christians from Benue, Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Imo, Abia and Ebonyi.
The link attached below is a 26-page statistical sources backing up the special report. For meaning of jihad, it is here: https://intersociety-ng.org/jihad-its-violent-objectives/. The 26-page backup statistics contains all the verifiable and credible sources: ‘closed source’ and ‘open source’ statistics backing the special report; one of them is the Weekly Security Tracker (of Council on Foreign Relations) belonging to John Campbell, former US Ambassador to Nigeria.. Beyond the compiled and attached backup statistics, Intersociety also made extensive use of eyewitnesses, survivors, residents, journalists and activists on the ground in the affected Christian areas, such as Igabi, Giwa and Birnin-Gwari in Kaduna State, Shiroro, Munya and Rafi in Niger State and Kebbi and Katsina State. Apart from killings, maiming and abductions by the named Jihadist groups, Governments and local institutions in the Muslim controlled Northern States are also making life very unbearable for their indigenous Christians communities. These include Katsina State where under-age Christian girls are forcefully married to Muslim men and converted to Islam. The 26-page backup statistics is here: https://intersociety-ng.org/back-up-statistics-on-killing-of-christians-in-nigeria-jan-april-2021-2/. (My PC security advised against this link, but it is a VERY cautious piece of kit)