You have to wade three or four pages deep into a Google search for “Nigerian genocide” before you see anything from the mainstream press — and when you do, it’s a New York Times story from 1968, following the country’s civil war. Legacy media outlets have been largely mum on the slaughter of Christians currently plaguing the West African country.
The numbers are terrifying and should serve as a wakeup call to believers living in the Western world: Christian persecution is alive and well around the globe.
Because of the Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram, which is literally translated, “Western education is a sin,” the roughly 91 million Christians living in Nigeria fear for their lives, and for good reason. In 2018 alone, some 3,731 Christians living in the country were killed for their faith. In fact, a staggering 10 believers are estimated to be killed every day as a result of their religious convictions.