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Christians in Nigeria more likely to be killed in jihadist violence

ChristianToday.com reports: “Christians in Nigeria are 10 times more likely to be killed in jihadist attacks than Muslims, new figures show. 

The latest figures from the Observatory for Religious Freedom in Africa (ORFA) challenge attempts to blame the violence on climate change, historical grievances or criminality. 

The ORFA report found that between October 2019 and September 2020, the number of Christians killed in jihadism-related violence was 9.6 times higher than the number of Muslims per capita.

In the following year, Christians were 7.8 times more likely to be killed than Muslims.

Between October 2019 and September 2021, there were 7,916 recorded deadly attacks on Christians by extremist Islamists. In the same period, 2,235 Muslims were killed…”

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