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About Nigeria

  • Leader:Muhammadu Buhari
  • Government:Federal republic
  • Population:182.3 million (80.5 million Christians)
  • Main Religion:Islam/Christianity
  • Persecution Level:Severe
  • Source of Persecution:Islamic extremism

On 29 May 2015 Muhammadu Buhari was sworn in as president. In his inauguration speech he promised to bring “increased prosperity” to the country, and also vowed to tackle corruption and the insurgency headed by Boko Haram which he described as “a mindless, godless group, who are as far away from Islam as one can think.” Despite Buhari’s intention to fight Boko Haram, which has been responsible for much of the violence against Christians in recent years, the continuing violence against Christians in the Middle Belt region of Nigeria remains an enormous source of concern.

Recent News from Nigeria

May 2 2016

Struck down, but not Destroyed

Found in Prayer

An Open Doors report assesses the plight of the church in northern Nigeria and considers her options at this pivotal point in the nation's history.

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Apr 16 2016

CNN's Chibok Footage - Mixed Opinions

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Is the video footage of the Chibok girls released by CNN two days ago authentic?

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Apr 14 2016

Two Years of #BringBackOurGirls

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Are they alive? If so, where are they, how are they and how have they spent each one of the 730 days since they were taken?

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Mar 1 2016

Killing of Christians in Nigeria Has Increased By 62%

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The 2016 World Watch List show a staggering 62% increase in violent killings of Christians in northern Nigeria as churches in Nigeria unite to highlight this problem for the first time.

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Feb 29 2016

Killing of Christians in Nigeria Has Increased By 62%

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The 2016 World Watch List show a staggering 62% increase in violent killings of Christians in northern Nigeria as churches in Nigeria unite to highlight this problem for the first time.

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Prayer Points for Nigeria

  • Pray for President Buhari to come to know Jesus Christ as his Savior and Lord.
  • Pray for Boko Haram militants to experience genuine conviction of the Holy Spirit.
  • Pray for Christians who have lost homes, friends and family members to persecution.

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Pray for those that are suffering by reading the latest prayer requests from persecuted Christians around the world.

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Advocate for persecuted Christians by sending the 2016 World Watch List to President Obama.

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