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Jubilee Campaign et al. Urge the State Department to Designate Nigeria as Country of Particular Concern

October 1, 2020United States Secretary of State Mike PompeoUnited States Department of State2201 C St., NWWashington, DC 20520 cc:1. Ambassador Sam Brownback2. Assistant Secretary Bob Destro3. Ms. Sarah Makin, International Religious Freedom Advisor, NSC Letter calling on the State Department to Designate Nigeria as a Country of Particular Concern Dear Secretary Pompeo, We are grateful …

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PRESS RELEASE: NGOs Release Rejoinder to Nigeria Response to UK APPG Report “Nigeria: Genocide Unfolding?”

Read the full rejoinder here Summary of the claims that the Nigerian government made and the rejoinder response:  1) Information in the report is political and the Nigerian government continues to uphold the constitutional fundamental freedoms. Disingenuous – This report was not written to generate a political discussion or ‘criticize’ the Nigerian government’s response but …

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Nigeria Repeatedly Rejects External Reporting on Human Rights and Religious Freedom Conditions

Buhari’s presidential aide, Garba Shehu, states “when uncritical attention is afforded to critics with dubious intentions, it only becomes harder for both the government and people of Nigeria to engage in constructive dialogue to resolve our differences, and uphold what is enshrined in our Constitution and laws: that everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion.”

Tens of Eritrean Christians Arrested During Wedding Ceremony

Image by Paul Kral from Pixabay It was revealed in a report by Eritrea Hub that, in late June 2020, a peaceful wedding ceremony taking place in Asmara, the capital of Eritrea, was ambushed by local security forces, and 30 Eritrean Christians from various “unregistered denominations” were arrested, rounded up, and transported to a police …

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“Atmosphere of Anarchy and Despair”: Recent Attacks in Kaduna State, Nigeria Leave At Least 23 Nigerian Christians Dead and Many More Wounded

Throughout one week in mid-May 2020, numerous Adara communities of southern Kaduna State, Nigeria, were relentlessly attacked by suspected Fulani militants, leading to the gruesome and untimely deaths of at least 23 Nigerian Christians and injuries of tens of others who sustained brutal injuries from guns and machetes. Gonan Rogo village was the first to …

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State Department Releases New Country Reports on Terrorism: Nigeria

On June 24, 2020, the United States Department of State released its 2019 Country reports on Terrorism, in which they focus on terrorist groups and activity in each country, noting specific terrorist events throughout the past year that were particularly devastating or newsworthy. In its report on Nigeria, the State Department focuses on the activity …

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