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SCW NEWSWATCH: "Nigeria’s Christians become target of genocide as international community remains silent: advocates; Human rights advocates lament that 'genocide' against Christians is only worsening" - Fox 11.18.20

"... [R]eligious persecution of Christians in Nigeria is teetering on genocide, religious leaders and foreign policy analysts caution .... [A]s the pandemic has gripped the already fragile state ... persecution is documented to be [growing]. More than 1,200 Nigerian Christians are estimated to have been slaughtered in the first six months of 2020 ... [more than] 11,000 ... over the past five years[,] ... scores still unaccounted for. ... targeted [by] .... terrorist group Boko Haram ... operating in Nigeria since 2009[,] ... pledg[ing] allegiance to ISIS in 2015 ... seek[ing] to carve out its 'Islamic State.' ... [L]esser-known – but just as hostile Islamic 'Fulani militants' are generally herdsmen ... attack[ing] Christian rural communities scattered across the country's Middle Belt. ... [even though] many [other] Fulanis ... are ... peaceful ...."

Located In west Africa, Nigeria, population roughly 206 million, is almost half-and-half Muslim and Christian. Muslims are concentrated more in the country's north, Christians in the south. Much of anti-Christian violence reportedly occurrs in a central area.

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Key Words: Nigeria, Africa, Terrorism, Islam, Muslims, Christians, Christian Persecution, Genocide, Human Rights, Islamists, Jihad

Nigeria Map, adapted from image at cdc.gov