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Nigeria: Middle Belt Report: Boko Haram and Fulani Militants Terrorize Region in February 2019

Boko Haram and Fulani militants continued their brutal campaign of violence throughout Nigeria in February. The uptrend in attacks by Fulani militants has persisted throughout 2018 and 2019, with the heaviest attacks taking place in Plateau and Benue States.

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Nigeria: Suspected Fulani Militants Ambush Christian Home, Kill Two

Suspected Fulani Herdsmen shot through the home of 26-year-old Jeffrey Moses on Thursday night, killing his wife and nephew.

 

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Burkina Faso: Attack on Baptism Party Kills Fifteen

Suspected jihadists ambushed a baptism in Burkina Faso on Tuesday and opened fire, killing a total of 15 Christians.

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Nigeria: Gunmen Burn Down Church, Kill Eight Christians in Kaduna State

Eight Christians were killed and a church was burned down on May 19th, during an attack in the Chikun area of Kaduna State, Nigeria.The “bandits” also burned down several homes during the attack, which consisted of unknown gunmen shooting sporadically at civilians.

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Uganda: Muslims Allegedly Poison Pastor over Plans for Church Building

Muslims in eastern Uganda upset with a pastor’s plans to build a church on land they sought to buy are suspected in his death by poisoning. He leaves behind eight children, ages 2 to 16.

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India: Police Rescue – then Jail – Christian Family Attacked

Police in India who initially took a pastor and his family into custody to protect them from an attack by a 300-member Hindu extremist mob were pressured into jailing them under a baseless charge of forcible conversion, sources said.

 

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India: Mob Beats and Forces Pastor to Perform Hindu Rituals

While visiting family in Karnataka state, southwest India, Pastor Sanjay Bhandari was dragged from his sister-in-law’s house, paraded down the street and forced to perform Hindu rituals by a Hindu mob accusing him of trying to convert his family to Christianity.

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Uganda: Mother of Seven Wounded, Loses Family for Becoming Christian

A mother of seven children in eastern Uganda suffered serious wounds and is cut off from her family after her husband and other Muslim relatives attacked her on Easter Sunday for putting her faith in Christ.

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India: Christians Confined to Home by Police, Tribal Threats

A Christian family in eastern India has been confined to their home for months amid police threats to jail them for “breach of peace” after tribal mob assaults for leaving their native religion.

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Nigeria: Seven Killed, 5,000 Displaced After Suspected Boko Haram Attack

According to Vanguard News, suspected Boko Haram terrorists launched an attack over the weekend which killed seven and displaced thousands from Adamawa state, northeastern Nigeria.

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India: Announcement of Anti-Conversion Law Initiates Wave of Persecution in Southern Region

Karnataka is the fourth state in India, led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), to announce its intention to enact an anti-conversion law in recent months. In both Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, the enactment of the new anti-conversion laws initiated a wave of anti-Christian violence.

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India: Christian Families Displaced from Village After Refusing to Recant Faith

According to local sources, 13 Christian families in India’s Odisha state have been displaced from their home village since January after they refused to recant their Christian faith.

 

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India: Gujarat State Passes New Anti-Conversion Law

The Bharathiya Janatha Party (BJP) led government of Gujarat has passed a new law regulating religious conversions and criminalizing forced religious conversions. The new law amends the Gujarat Freedom of Religion Act 2003 and has been championed by local BJP politicians as the state’s ‘Love Jihad’ law.

 

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Nigeria: Kidnapped Pastor Killed

Fifty-year-old Frederick Ojo Aramuwa, from Ifira Akoko Ondo state, Nigeria, was found dead days after he was kidnapped by unknown gunmen, and having his family pay $5,000 in ransom.

 

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Nigeria: Christians Abducted from Bus in North-Central Region

Christians in Kaduna state, Nigeria suspect Muslim Fulani herdsmen were behind the kidnapping of eight Christians from a bus in the southern part of the state on Friday.

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Pakistan: Another Christian Girl Kidnapped, Forcibly Converted

Thirteen year old, Shakaina Masih was abducted in February in Lahore, Pakistan and forced to marry her abductor and convert to Muslim. Parents continue to fight for her lawful return.

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India: Christian Mother of Three Beaten, Driven from Home

A Christian woman and her three children have been outcast from their village for rejecting tribal rituals and now live in a doorless shed in the woods and cut off from basic necessities like water.  When contacted, police said woman should have been beaten to death for leaving tribal religion.

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