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House Advances Resolution to Increase Sanctions on Nigeria Over Persecution of Christians

Thousands of Christians peacefully and prayerfully march to a rally in front of the Nigerian Plateau state governor’s office building in protest of the 2023 Christmas massacre that left more than 200 Christian Nigerians dead, Jan. 8, 2024.

The resolution would also urge the administration to appoint a special U.S. envoy to monitor and report on incidents of persecution. For years, Nigeria has been recognized by religious-rights groups as one of the most dangerous countries in the world to be a Christian.