Closer to the Fire with Greg Musselman

Closer to the Fire with Greg Musselman


Season 2: Episode 27 : Nigeria: Record-Setting Pace of Violence Against Christians

June 24, 2022

Based on stats of the previous year, human rights experts are predicting a record-setting year of violence against Nigeria’s Christians for 2022. The Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project recorded a total of 31 attacks on Nigerian churches and Christians throughout 2021. Yet, so far, about halfway through 2022, there have already been more than 23 separate attacks on believers.

 

The deadly raid on a church in southwestern Nigeria on Pentecost Sunday (see https://www.mnnonline.org/news/sunday-shooting-shocks-believers-in-southwest-nigeria/ for details), as well as last month’s kidnapping of Samuel Kanu, the head of Nigeria’s Methodist Church, are two incidents that recently captured the world’s attention. Sadly, events like these are all too common.

 

In this episode of Closer to the Fire, host Greg Musselman discusses concerns over the increasing levels of violence against Christians in Nigeria with Emmanuel Ogebe. Mr. Ogebe, an international human rights lawyer specializing in African issues, currently serves as the Special Counsel of the Justice for Jos Project based in Washington, D.C.

 

Length: 42 minutes

 

Show Notes

 

To view this interview The Voice of the Martyrs Canada | Closer to the Fire - Nigeria: Record-Setting Pace of Violence Against Christians (vomcanada.com)

 

The Voice of the Martyrs Canada: www.vomcanada.com

 

Jubilee Campaign: www.jubileecampaign.org

 

View the Justice for Jos Project on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/JusticeForJosProjectNigeria/