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The lives of Christians in northern Nigeria are in grave danger—they are being targeted, attacked and killed for their faith. The violence is expected to get worse because of the upcoming Feb. 14 presidential election.
“The upcoming election will likely be a Valentine’s Day massacre for poor Christians of Northern Nigeria,” Human rights lawyer Emmanuel Ogebe warned during a Jan. 27 congressional hearing.
Ann Buwalda, executive director of The Jubilee Campaign, believes there are three major components contributing to the attacks.
“One [component] is the fact that the northern states of Nigeria, there are 13 specifically that have Sharia law, and a minority Christian community,” she explained. “Second, you have a Muslim opposition candidate who is contesting the election against the existing Christian candidate Goodluck Jonathan.”
Written by Alesia Hill/CBN News
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