Nigerian Christians Need Protection

House resolution hopes to put the most martyred country back on the radar for protection against persecution.


John Stonestreet

According to Open Doors, a ministry that advocates for the persecuted Church, “More believers are killed for their faith in Nigeria each year than everywhere else in the world, combined.”  

In 2022 alone, over 5,000 Christians were killed in Nigeria (nearly 90% of the total number of Christian martyrs that year). Since 2009, 17,000 churches have been destroyed, as well as countless abductions and cases of abuse of young Christian girls. However, the government has not acted in any meaningful way to protect the lives and liberties of Christians or to punish Islamic persecutors.  

This year, 30 U.S. Congressmen have sponsored House Resolution 82, known as the Nigeria Resolution, which asks the State Department to re-designate Nigeria as a “Country of Particular Concern.” The hope is that the resolution will be brought to the floor for a vote on June 5, the two-year anniversary of the attack on St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.  

Please, call your representative. Ask them to protect Nigerian Christians and support House Resolution 82.  


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