Nigeria Ranks 14 On Countries Where Christians Are Persecuted Most (Updated)

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According to the World Watch List, an analysis published 2018, by Open Doors USA documenting the persecution of Christians worldwide, the usual contenders for the most dangerous countries for Christians held their top positions with Nigeria ranking 14.

The primary cause of persecution worldwide has long been Islamic extremism, but in the case of North Korea, which has held the top spot on the list for years, the cause is oppression by the communist government’s regime.

About Christian Persecution In Nigeria

Much of the persecution that Christians in Nigeria face is the result of radical Islamic teaching and activity. Islam is the dominant religion in the north of the country, while Christianity is dominant in the south. Ongoing rivalries between ethnic groups contribute to the persecution of Christians who are caught in the crossfire. Meanwhile, radical groups, such as Boko Haram and Muslim Fulani herdsmen, heavily persecute believers in the northern and Middle Belt regions. Criminal groups engaged in human and drug trafficking also contribute to the persecution, and corruption at all levels of government only adds to the danger for believers.

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See List Of The Top 50 Countries Where It’s Deadly To Be A Christian

  1. North Korea
  2. Afghanistan
  3. Somalia
  4. Sudan
  5. Pakistan
  6. Eritrea
  7. Libya
  8. Iraq
  9. Yemen
  10. Iran
  11. India
  12. Saudi Arabia
  13. Maldives
  14. Nigeria
  15. Syria
  16. Uzbekistan
  17. Egypt
  18. Vietnam
  19. Turkmenistan
  20. Laos
  21. Jordan
  22. Tajikistan
  23. Malaysia
  24. Myanmar
  25. Nepal
  26. Brunei
  27. Qatar
  28. Kazakhstan
  29. Ethiopia
  30. Tunisia
  31. Turkey
  32. Kenya
  33. Bhutan
  34. Kuwait
  35. Central African Republic
  36. Palestinian Territories
  37. Mali
  38. Indonesia
  39. Mexico
  40. United Arab Emirates
  41. Bangladesh
  42. Algeria
  43. China
  44. Sri Lanka
  45. Azerbaijan
  46. Oman
  47. Mauritania
  48. Bahrain
  49. Colombia
  50. Djibouti

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