Category: Nigeria


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 »

Removal of Nigeria from List of Religious Freedom Violators is a Brazen Denial of Reality

Woman affected by violence in Nigeria

Christian Solidarity International (CSI) notes with grave concern the U.S. State Department’s decision to remove the Federal Republic of Nigeria from the U.S.’ list of “Countries of Particular Concern” (CPC) with regards to religious freedom. States qualify for inclusion on the Religious Freedom Watchlist when they “engage in or tolerate particularly severe violations of religious… Read more »

Survivor of a Fulani attack thanks CSI for help

Patience Bitrus, who lost her husband, her home and her business when her village in central Nigeria was attacked by Islamist militants, has thanked Christian Solidarity International (CSI) for helping her rebuild her life.  With funds from CSI, Patience, a professional tailor, was able to open a sewing business a year after the attack that… Read more »

Christians in Nigeria face violence and attacks

The situation in Nigeria right now for Christians is grave and has escalated to a level we’ve not seen in recent years. CSI has been working in this volatile area for years and the levels of persecution and violence are extreme…but most Americans are completely unaware. CSI along with their partner Masara Kim is speaking out about… Read more »