Monday, December 17, 2007

Nigerian Church Struggles to Survive in Muslim-run State

Obed Minchakpu, Christian News Today (US: Ohio)

Barrister Haruna Isa Dederi, Kano state information commissioner, declined to comment on the onslaught on Rev. Zoaka’s church by the government and other Islamic agents. A Christian source in Nigeria told Compass that persecution “is becoming high” in all 44 local government areas of the state. “It is a dream of every single local government area in the state to wipe away Christians and Christianity,” said the source, who requested anonymity for security reasons. “All the traditional rulers who are used by the government to execute sharia [Islamic law] in all the areas are Muslims with the same mission. Shedding of blood of Christians and destruction of their worship places are among the atrocities that are used to achieve this grand plan.”

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