In the document, members of the “Fulani association who are planning to launch war against Christian religion” claimed responsibility of the “anonymous letter.”
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Intersociety members said in the report that at least 608 people in Kaduna state have lost their lives in what has been described as “Christian butcheries” perpetrated by Fulani bandits in the first nine months of the year.
Congressman Smith: Nigeria’s Removal from U.S. Watch List a ‘Retreat’ from Fight Against Religious Persecution
The New Jersey Republican called the Biden administration’s decision “a retreat from the noble and necessary fight to protect victims of religious persecution.”
Sam Brownback, the former U.S. religious freedom ambassador, called the removal of Nigeria from the State Department’s list of religious freedom concerns “a serious blow to religious freedom in both Nigeria and across the region.”
Father Uchechukwu, chancellor of the diocese within the ecclesiastical province of Kaduna, thanked those who had prayed for the priest’s release.
‘At Every Time, You Could be a Target’: Despite Danger, Nigerian Priest Ministers to Refugees of Terrorism
Boko Haram, roughly translated, means “Western culture is forbidden,” and Father Fidelis argued that terrorists have succeeding in forcing the closure of schools out of security concerns.
Bishop Kukah admitted that he shares the “pessimism” of those who say Nigeria is collapsing amid rampant violence and government corruption. He added that “as a Christian, I believe in the Resurrection.”
Father Juma’s abduction was one the latest in a series of kidnappings that seem to target Christians, including priests, in the West African nation.
Vice President Eric Patterson of the Religious Freedom Institute discusses the recent uptick in violence in Nigeria, the two most oppressive factions on the ground, and how the country could face the same fate as Rwanda if international inaction continues.
The kidnapping of clergy and other Catholics is an ongoing problem in Africa’s most populous country.