Dire appeal for U.S. to help Nigeria's persecuted Christians

Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Bill Bumpas (OneNewsNow.com)

Boko Haram in NigeriaA group of organizations concerned about Christian persecution around the world are calling attention to the dire situation that has been unfolding for some time in Nigeria.

Many are calling the carnage going on in the west African nation "pure genocide." 

Save the Persecuted Christians Coalition Director Dede Laugesen points out that it is predominantly Christians in the country who are under attack.

"More than 21,000 Christians have been killed in Nigeria – 6,000 of them this year by Boko Haram and Fulani militants, 900 churches burned,” Laugesen divulged. “Almost every single day, something is happening in Nigeria."

Laugesen told OneNewsNow that persecuted Christians in Nigeria are urging the Trump administration to appoint a special envoy to the Nigeria/Lake Chad region of Africa to help protect Christians.

"This special envoy would be able to speak to all of the agencies of the United States government and bring them in line with the diplomatic process and foreign policy maneuvers that may be able to bring peace to the region before we see the disaster that is happening in Nigeria," the advocate of the persecuted church explained.

She hopes that the appointment would take place before the end of the year.

Laugesen also insisted that the alarm needs to be sounded, but unfortunately, most churches and pastors in America do not know about the atrocities happening to Christians in Africa’s largest country.

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