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Christians killed by terrorist groups in Nigeria 2015-2020, by perpetrator

According to estimations in 2020, between 11 thousand and 12 thousand Christians were killed by Boko Haram, Jihadist Fulani herdsmen, and bandits or highway kidnappers in Nigeria from 2015 to 2020. According to the source, four to five million Christians were displaced and two thousand churches were destroyed in Nigeria. Jihadist Fulani herdsmen murdered over 7.4 thousand Christians over the said years. In 2019, 325 people died in Nigeria in attacks carried out by Fulani extremists. Compared to 2018, this represents a significant decrease.

Number of Christians killed by terrorist groups in Nigeria between 2015 and 2020, by perpetrator

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Source

Release date

April 2020

Region

Nigeria

Survey time period

June 2015 to February 2020

Supplementary notes

Data are estimates.

* Over 7,400 deaths.
** Bandits/Highway Kidnappers estimations between 150 and 200.

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