Jihadists kill over 36,000 Christians since 2009 – Intersociety
By Phil Okose, Onitsha
The International Society for Civil Liberties and the Rule of Law, Intersociety, has raised alarm over rising spate of attacks and killings of Christians in Nigeria by suspected Islamic Jihadists leading to about 36,600 deaths since 2009. The human rights watchdog disclosed over the weekend that about 2,200 Nigerian Christians had been killed since 2020 alone.
The disclosure was made in a report released last weekend by the chairman of Intersociety, Nze Emeka Umeagbalasi, during the 2020 Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), in Onitsha, Anambra state. Umeagbalasi disclosed that the report chronicling the new wave of killing of Christians in Nigeria was dedicated to the victims of the attack.
“Intersociety is dedicating the new report to all the victims of anti-Christian butcheries and other forms of violence against Christians in Nigeria and beyond the borders of the country. “The victims include, the massacred, the maimed, the disfigured, the amputated, the traumatised, the raped, the disappeared, the displaced, the homeless, the enslaved, the converted and the threatened.
He disclosed further that the report was researched and compiled by himself and members of Intersociety. “We have been following the killing of Christians by jihadists in Nigeria or any part thereof including their patterns and trends since 2010 and have graphically done same this year, from the start of Jan to this date, 13th Dec 2020.
“We have also followed the atrocious and hateful conduct of all elections since the takeover of this administration,” he revealed further