Five million march in Nigeria against slaughter of Christians

Monday, February 10, 2020

by Jordan Hilger, Worthy News Correspondent

(Worthy News) - Five million people in Nigeria marched against Islamic extremist terror on Sunday, culminating a three-day fast organized by the Christian Association of Nigeria.

The peaceful protests took place in 28 of Nigeria's 36 states and displayed signs reading "Nigerian Christians are under attack," "Buhari act now," and "Our values and way of life will prevail, the killings will not."

“Though we have protested before, this event took a new dimension," said CAN president Samson Ayonkunle. "With one voice we said ‘no’ to killings, ‘no’ to security negligence, and ‘no’ to the persecution of Christians in Nigeria. It is a wake-up call to the government.”

Another leader of CAN, Lawan Andimi, was executed by Boko Haram in January after a video was released in which he plead to the government for help, but thanked God whatever the outcome.

Hundreds of Christians have already been killed in Nigeria in just the first month of 2020.