Nigerian religious freedom violations, indifference to the international community
A Nigerian Catholic bishop has criticized the Nigerian government and the international community for being silent about the genocide targeting the Christian community.
According to the U.S. Christian Post (CP), the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee's subcommittee on global health, human rights and international organizations held a hearing in Washington, DC on the 18th (local time).
Bishop Winfred Anagbe of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Makurdi, Benue, Nigeria, testified in writing about the genocide in his diocese.
"For a long time, thousands of people have been killed in attacks by Islamic militants, and millions of refugees have now been scattered across the state and evacuated to camps," Bishop Anagbe said.
"Schools, clinics, churches and markets were all destroyed in some areas," he said. "In 2014, after I became bishop, I lost territory to Islamic militants posing as herdsmen, and 14 dioceses had to be closed because of threats."