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Nigerian Christian leader sees ‘open season’ on nation’s Christians

August 02, 2013

Speaking at the National Press Club in Washington, the president of the Christian Association of Nigeria said that “it is open season on Nigeria's Christians.”

Ayo Oritsejafor, a Protestant pastor, said that the Islamist organization Boko Haram is now targeting schools as well as churches, according to reports by the Israeli media network Arutz Sheva and WORLD Magazine, an evangelical publication.

Oritsejafor urged the US State Department to designate Boko Haram as a foreign terrorist organization.

Emmanuel Ogebe, a human rights attorney, alleged that “[State Dept. officials] seem to indicate there are good parts of Boko Haram and bad parts of Boko Haram, so they don’t want to alienate the good parts,” WORLD reported. “It’s hard to see the good in a group going to schools and killing kids.”


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