Nigeria, a west African country- population about 170 million, the most populous country in Africa makes up about one fifth of the entire black race.
Very diverse with many tribes, languages, traditions and ethnic groups. Religiously mainly Christians and Muslims. Majority of Christians resides in the southern parts and majority of Muslims resides in the northern parts.
While religious tension goes far into the country's history, the emergence of Islamic extremist groups like Boko Haram, Fulani herdsmen and others has dramatically increased tension.
In recent years there've been thousands of Christian persecution killings and hundreds of church attacks. However 2015 had an alarming 62% increase from a year before with over 4000 killings and about 200 church attacks in Nigeria alone according to reliable records. Many Christians forced to flee as unspeakable violence rips their communities.
While these Islamic extremist groups has vowed the worse is yet to come, an estimated 30 million Christians still resides in northern Nigeria as the largest minority group in mainly Muslim environment. They are at risk of violent persecution.
For decades Christians in the region as suffered marginalization, discrimination and targeted violence.
Christlikeness Christian Network works to help these Christians fund development projects such as churches, homes, schools, vocational training, trauma counsel, emergency relief, humanitarian support, financial grants and micro loans for organs and widows of Christian martyrs.
Please support our efforts as a matter urgency and please keep this nation in prayers as violent persecution of Christians reaches an unprecedented level.