Church of Nigeria and The Killing Fields


The Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, like many denominations in the northern states, is facing persecution.

The radical Islamic terrorist group, Jama’atu Ahlis-Sunna Lidda’Awati Wal-Jihad (People Committed to the Prophet’s Teachings for Propagation and Jihad), has focused its attacks on Christians and their churches, businesses or communities since 2010, making Nigeria the 14th most dangerous country for Christians in the world.

The group then graduated to attacking anything it perceives as immoral against Islam, particularly Western education, exemplified in schools and in democratic governance. This earned it the name Boko Haram, meaning ‘Western education is un-Islamic and prohibited’.

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