Christian Broadcast News | George Thomas | August 26, 2020
Nigeria is facing a serious threat from Islamic terrorist groups. Militant Muslims are waging an insurgency to overthrow the government and rid the country of Christians.
After losing ground in Syria and Iraq, the top general of US Special Operations Command in Africa is warning that Al Qaeda, ISIS, and other Islamic terror groups are now trying to take over parts of the continent’s most populous nation.
Maj. General Dagvin Anderson says Muslim terrorists have set their sights on Nigeria’s southern and northwest regions and the U.S is now sharing specific intelligence with the country.
“So this intelligence sharing is absolutely vital and we stay fully engaged with the government of Nigeria to provide them with understanding with what these terrorists are doing,” Anderson told reporters during a recent press conference.
Their goal: eventually turn Nigeria into a Muslim country and force Christians, who make up half the country’s population, to either leave or convert to Islam.
“Christians are in the eye of the target and they are coming after them,” warned Dede Laugesen with Save the Persecuted Christians.
And the numbers are staggering.
August 7 – Muslims stormed five remote Christian villages in Kaduna state killing 33 villagers.
July 24 – 21 people are dead, scores injured, and several Christian homes are destroyed by militants.
July 10 – 27 people killed when assailants armed with guns and machetes attacked a wedding reception.
And the list goes on. Leading human rights groups say what’s going on in Nigeria is a genocide.
“If you look at what’s happening there over the last 20 years, it’s just massive, massive attacks against Christians,” Jeff King, president of International Christian Concern, told CBN News. “Look, 50 to 70 thousand have been murdered.”