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Militants Turn Nigeria into Christian Killing Field

Last year more Christians were killed in Nigeria than any other country. The onslaught of bombings made Nigeria the nation with the highest Christian death toll. Read Transcript


Reporter: BOMBINGS LIKE

THIS ONE GAVE NIGERIA THE

SAD DISTINCTION OF THE

NATION WITH THE HIGHEST

CHRISTIAN DEATH TOLL.

MORE THAN 900 CHRISTIANS

REPORTEDLY WERE KILLED IN

NIGERIA LAST YEAR.

VICTIMS OF THE BOKO HARAM

TERRORIST GROUP AND OTHER

ISLAMIC MILITANTS.

THEY ARE SO RADICAL THAT

THEY DO NOT EVEN SPARE

MUSLIMS.

IF MUSLIMS ARE SYMPATHETIC

TO ANY CAUSE AT ALL, IF THEY

ARE SYMPATHETIC TO THE

CHRISTIANS' CAUSE OR THE

MINORITIES' CAUSE, THEY ARE

ALSO TERMED AS IN FIDDLES.

Reporter: IN 2013,

RADICALS HAVE KILLED MORE

THAN 120 NIGERIANS, MOSTLY

CHRISTIANS.

THERE APPEARS TO BE A NEW

RESIDENCE, A NEW ISLAMIC

RESIDENCE.

ROW BECAUSE OF THIS WAVE OF

VIOLENCE, VARIOUS GROUPS IN

SOUTHERN NIGERIA ARE TAKING

UP ARMS TO PROTECT THE

CHRISTIANS.

THIS ATTORNEY WARNS, THE

COUNTRY MAY BE ON THE BRINK

OF A MASSIVE EXPLOSION.

THERE IS NO COUNTRY THAT

IS AS RICH AND READY FOR A

RELIGIOUS WAR.

ALL OF THE ELEMENTS, ALL OF

THE INGREDIENTS ARE THERE.

Reporter: HE SPOKE AT A

RECENT CONFERENCE SPONSORED

BY THE WASHINGTON,

D.C.-BASED JUBILEE

CAMPAIGN.

SOME ANALYSTS CRITICIZED THE

U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT'S

RELUCTANCE TO BLAME THE

VIOLENCE IN NIGERIA ON

ISLAMIC EXTREMIST.

THE ROUTE THEY ARE TAKING

IS DANGEROUS, IT IS AGAINST

AMERICAN INTERESTS, AND IT

IS NOT POSITIVE.

IT IS NOT SENSIBLE.

THE ULTIMATE AIM OF THIS

EXTREMISM IS NOT JUST TO

WIPE OUT CHRISTIANS.

Reporter: FOR YEARS

ISLAMIC MILITANTS LIMITED

THEIR ATTACKS ON CHRISTIANS

TO THE 12 NORTHERN NIGERIA

STATES, WHERE SHARI'A LAW IS

IN PLACE.

NOW THEY'RE PRESSING INTO

CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN STATES,

WHERE CHRISTIANS ARE IN THE

MAJORITY.

WORLD MAGAZINE REPORTER

MINDY BELLE SAYS THE PATTERN

IS ALL TOO FAMILIAR.

WE HAVE SEEN IT HAPPEN IN

SUDAN AND MALI AND PARTS OF

THE MIDDLE EAST AND OTHER

PARTS OF SOUTH AFRICA.

WHAT IS HAPPENING WHAT IS IS

GROWING UP IN THERE IS ALSO

THE SEEDS OF TERRORISM THAT

IS TARGETING THE WEST.

Reporter: WHAT IS THE

SOLUTION TO STOP THE ATTACKS

AGAINST CHRISTIANS AND

OTHERS.

NIGERIAN PRESIDENT GOODLUCK

JONATHAN HAS PROPOSED A

PLAN.

AND MARK LIPTO SAYS AMNESTY

WOULD BE A MISTAKE.

IT GOES TO SAY THAT A

GOVERNMENT MUST HAVE TO

SUCCUMB TO THE PRESSURE OF

TERROR, AND THEN WE SEE THAT

IT WILL GO INTO REWARD THE

PERPETRATOR TO CONTINUE TO

CARRY OUT HIS CARNAGE.

THAT IS WRONG.

THE PROBLEM HAS GONE

BEYOND MY COUNTRY.

IT HAS ITS ROOTS IN LIBYA.

IF THE BORDERS ARE NOT

SECURE, YOU HAVE NOT SOLVED

THE PROBLEM.

Reporter: LIPTO

SUGGESTS CHRISTIANS UNITED

IN PRAYER CAN MAKE A

DIFFERENCE.

WHAT WE SEE IS

DISUNANIMITDISUNITY THAT

HAS TAKEN ON A VOICE.

AVOID ALL THESE DIFFERENCES

AND COME TOGETHER, WE WILL

BE ABLE TO GIVE A VOICE TO

THE VOICELESS, AND THAT IS

WHAT WE'RE CALLED TO DO.

Reporter: GARY LANE,

CBN NEWS.

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