Christian college students in Nigeria were executed this week by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, according to Open Doors USA, a ministry to the persecuted church.
Open Doors reports masked members of Boko Haram invaded the off-campus housing of Federal Polytechnic College late Monday. The attackers reportedly separated the Muslim students from Christians, and then massacred up to 30 Christians.
The attack took place in the city of Mubi in northeastern Nigeria.
"Open Doors is calling on Christians in the West to bear this horrific burden with our brothers and sisters in Mubi and Adamawa state," ministry spokesman Jerry Dykstra said. "Nigeria is becoming a killing field."
"Many of those 700 victims are Christians. Boko Haram's stated aim is to drive all Christians out of Nigeria and set up Sharia law in all of Nigeria," he continued.
Nigeria is ranked No. 13 on the 2012 Open Doors World Watch List of the worst persecutors of Christians.