Civil Liberties Groups says Around 620 Christians Killed by Islamic Militants in Nigeria Since Beginning of 2020

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

by Karen Faulkner, Worthy News Correspondent

(Worthy News) - According to the records of a Nigerian civil liberties organization, Islamic militants have killed at least 620 Christians in the country since the beginning of 2020, CBN News reports. The International Society for Civil Liberties & Rule of Law (ISCLRL) published the number murders in a report which said militant Fulani herdsmen and Boko Haram have stepped up violence against Christians in the old Middle Belt and Northeast regions of Nigeria.

In its report, the ISCLRL said the government and military forces had taken no action against the Fulani or Boko Haram in respect of the killings. "The atrocities against Christians have gone unchecked and risen to alarming apogee with the country's security forces and concerned political actors looking the other way or colluding with the Jihadists," the report said. 

The ISCLRL report also estimates that over 32,000 Christians have been murdered by Islamic militants in Nigeria since 2009. The mainstream media has been largely silent in the face of the killings, CBN reports.

Christian Solidarity International (CSI) issued a genocide warning for Nigeria in January this year. CSI called on the United Nations Security Council to take action against "a rising tide of violence directed against Nigerian Christians and others classified as 'infidels' by Islamist militants in the country's north and middle belt regions."