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Jihad Kills Thousands of Christians in Nigeria

Islamic jihadists are committing genocide against Christians in Africa. The most dangerous country in Africa for Christians is Nigeria, with over 52,000 Christians having been slaughtered by Muslims in the past decade.18,000 churches and 2,200 schools have been

burned down. Muslims celebrated Christmas Day in 2023 by hacking to death over 100 Christians with machetes.


Nigeria is the most populous nation in Africa, with over 220 million citizens. Muslims represent slightly over 50% of the population. Ruled by Fulani Muslims since 2014, the central federal government has done little to stop the genocide committed by Fulani Muslim terrorist groups or Boko Haram, which means “Western Education is Forbidden.”   The group's official title is “People Committed to the Propagation of the Prophets Teaching and Jihad.” Launched in 2009, Boko Haram’s objective was to create an Islamic state under Sharia law. Presently, twelve northern Muslim-majority states have imposed Sharia law on Muslims. A parallel legal system applies to infidels.


The Obama administration urged the Nigerian government not to use military force against Boko Haram, claiming the slaughter was due to social inequities between Muslim Fulani herdsmen and Christian farmers caused by climate change. A Nigerian nun, Sister Moniker Chikwe, said, “It is tough to tell Nigerian Christians this isn’t a religious conflict since what they see are Fulani fighters, clad entirely in black, chanting Allahu Akbar and screaming Death to Christians.”


USAID (United States Agency for International Development) provided more than $500 million in aid to Nigeria in fiscal years 2021 and 2022. Much of the aid went to the northeastern region of Nigeria, where the majority of atrocities are committed. 


Following the slaughter of more than 200 Christians over the 2022 Christmas holiday season, Roman Catholic Bishop Kukah of Sokoto, Nigeria, called the Fulani Islamists “sons of Satan” who came from “the deepest pit of hell.”


Pope Francis, the Roman Catholic Marxist Liberation Jesuit, should be defending Christians but has said nothing about Islamic atrocities in Nigeria or elsewhere in the world. He is too busy condemning  Israelis for defending themselves and falsely accusing Israel of killing two Christian women in a Gaza church. When has he  condemned Muslims for killing thousands of Christians?


Nigeria also led the world in the number of Christians abducted, sexually assaulted, forcibly married, or abused. In 2014, Boko Haram abducted 276 schoolgirls from a government secondary school in Chibok, Borno State. Few have been returned to their families. Most were forced into marriage. Since Chibok, thousands of school-age children have been kidnapped, and thousands of teachers killed. Children are no longer being educated.




Christianity and Western Civilization are under attack all over the world, from Islamic Jihadists to Communists to Marxists/atheists in the West. Nowhere is it more dangerous than in Africa. See the map and article at:


Mainstream media has closed its eyes to reporting on Islamic genocide. A mosque is destroyed in Gaza storing Hamas military weapons, and the world is aghast. 18,000 churches in Africa are destroyed, and the world yawns. No U.N. votes are condemning the atrocities. No Washington D.C. rallies are protesting the slaughters and enslavements.


Jihadists are active not only in Nigeria but elsewhere in Africa.

●     Eastern Africa: Somalia, Kenya, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Mozambique.

●     Western Africa Sahal: Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Togo, and Benin

●     Central Africa: Lake Chad, northern Nigeria, Cameron, and Chad.




  1. Recognize that Islamic terrorist organizations are alive and expanding. Their goal is Islamic world domination. The groups include Boko Haram, ISIS, Hamas, Hezbollah, and Al Qaeda. For a more complete list, see the U.N.

  2. Support local African governments that are battling the terrorists.

  3. Support Christian organizations fighting for survival in Africa.

  4. Contact elected officials in support of freedom for Christians.

  5. Invest in the U.S. military.

  6. Increase U.S. “Gray Zone” actions against jihadists.


Peace Through Strength!

Author Laurence F. Sanford is a veteran of the United States Navy and the Central Intelligence Agency and now serves as Senior Analyst for the American Security Council Foundation. Please support ASCF’s education efforts by donating to the American Security Council Foundation at

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  • Christians

  • Muslim genocide

  • Nigeria burned schools and churches

  • genocide

  • Fulani Muslims

  • Boko Haram

  • Sharia law

  • Obama administration

  • Sister Moniker Chikwe

  • United States Agency for International Development

  • Christian persecution

  • ISIS

  • Hamas

  • Hezbollah

  • Al Qaeda

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