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Nigeria’s Christians suffer amid rise in attacks

The Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED) recently published an explainer on the issue of religious-based violence in Nigeria.


Analyzing data gathered by its researchers from 2020 to 2022, ACLED found that violence against Christians overtly on the basis of their religious identity rose 21% from 2020 to 2021 and another 25% from 2021 to 2022. That represents a slightly faster rate of growth compared to overall violence, which rose only 19% from 2020 to 2021.

ACLED points out that there are a number of flash points in addition to religion—ethnic identity, gender, profession, and government affiliation among others—and that religion is just one factor among many.


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