June 11, 2019 Insecurity in Nigeria: Eyewitnesses Speak
Please join The Heritage Foundation, the International Committee on Nigeria, and Save the Persecuted Christians to hear a message from Nigerians directly affected by Boko Haram, Islamic State West Africa Province, and Fulani militia violence.
Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The Heritage Foundation
Rebecca Sharibu, Alheri Bawa Magaji, Mercy Maisamari,
Paul & Folsade Sule, Deborah Jacob, and Napoleon Adamu
Witness Introductions by
Director, International Committee on Nigeria
Executive Director, Save the Persecuted Christians
The Honorable Frank R. Wolf
Former Congressman and Author of the International Religious Freedom Act
Special Remarks by
His Excellency Benjamin Kwashi
Anglican Archbishop of Jos, Nigeria and Secretary General of GAFCON
Multiple, worsening deadly conflicts grip Nigeria. Given the protracted nature of the insecurity, the international community risks becoming complacent about the profound dangers associated with the conflicts that are driven by a toxic mix of ideologies and grievances. It risks too losing sight of the terrible human toll the violence is taking.
Please join The Heritage Foundation, the International Committee on Nigeria, and Save the Persecuted Christians to hear a message from Nigerians directly affected by Boko Haram, Islamic State West Africa Province, and Fulani militia violence: Rebecca Sharibu, mother of Leah Sharibu, a kidnapped schoolgirl held as a slave for life by the Islamic State West Africa Province for refusing to renounce Christianity; Alheri Bawa Magaji and Mercy Maisamari, daughters of the Adara Chiefdom that Fulani radicals brutally attacked earlier this year; and Paul and Folsade Sule, Deborah Jacob, and Napoleon Adamu from Benue State, victims of violence in Nigeria’s Middle Belt. These witnesses will shed light on the terrorist violence in the northeast and the conflict in the Middle Belt region that Nigerian leaders—a former Nigerian President, a Nobel laureate, and a national Christian group—say has devolved into a well-armed, well-funded, ethno-religious war that is destabilizing one of Africa’s most important countries.
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