Category: Nigeria


CSI Appeals to UN for Genocide Prevention in Nigeria

Owo church attack

Today, Dr. John Eibner, the president of Christian Solidarity International (CSI), wrote to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres urging the UN to fulfill its mandate to prevent genocide in Nigeria. Eibner also expressed his concern about the lack of a reply to a joint petition about Nigeria delivered to Alice Wairimu Nderitu, his Special Advisor for Genocide… Read more »

CHRISTIAN SOLIDARITY INTERNATIONAL CONTINUES TO PRESSURE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION OVER CHRISTIAN PERSECUTION IN NIGERIA 

Owo church attack

At last week’s International Ministerial Conference on Freedom of Religion and Belief, Dr. Joel Veldkamp, International Communications Officer for Christian Solidarity International (CSI), presented first-hand evidence of anti-Christian sectarian violence in Nigeria after a recent fact-finding visit to the area. Fiona Bruce, the United Kingdom’s Special Envoy for Religious Freedom and Belief, expressed frustration with the… Read more »

Christian Solidarity International calls out Nigeria for egregious violations of religious freedom

Owo church attack

On Friday, the Catholic Diocese of Ondo state in Nigeria laid to rest the bodies of more than 40 churchgoers who were murdered on Pentecost Sunday. Today, Christian Solidarity International (CSI) is calling on British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss to use the upcoming ministerial for freedom of religion or belief in London to designate Nigeria… Read more »

Christian Solidarity International calls on Secretary Antony Blinken to pursue justice for lynched Christian Nigerian Student

Deborah Yakubu

Human rights organization warns against sacrificing Christians in “new scramble for Africa” Today, Dr. John Eibner, the president of Christian Solidarity International, wrote to U.S. Secretary of State Tony Blinken about last week’s lynching of Deborah Samuel Yakubu (pictured above), a 25-year-old Christian student, by a mob of Muslim supremacists in Sokoto, Nigeria. Deborah, Eibner… Read more »

Christian Student Lynched by Mob in Northern Nigeria

Deborah Yakubu

A Nigerian Christian student was murdered on her university campus yesterday by a mob of Muslim students who accused her of blaspheming Islam. The murdered woman, Deborah Samuel Yakubu, was a 200-level student at Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto in northern Nigeria. She was the leader of a women’s Christian fellowship group on… Read more »

CSI Calls on President Biden to Intervene for Imprisoned Nigerian Journalist

Christian Solidarity International today called on President Joe Biden to intervene in the case of Luka Binniyat, a Nigerian Christian journalist who has been imprisoned for nearly a month for his reporting on massacres of Christians in his native Kaduna state. In a letter sent to the president on Wednesday, CSI’s international president, Dr. John Eibner, asked Biden to use… Read more »