The State Department in the Trump administration considered Nigeria a "Country of Particular Concern" because of the slaughter of Christians there, but the Biden administration removed that designation last month. Lela Gilbert of the Family Research Council (FRC) explains that decision has limited America's ability to do anything about the situation.
"Nothing will take place governmentally by the United States to speak up or do anything about the massacres of Christians," she laments. "We're talking about tens of thousands of Christians that have died in the last decade in Nigeria, and it's clear that this government doesn't want to do anything about it."
Throughout that decade, Gilbert says the situation has only worsened year by year.
"The number of jihadi groups that are attacking Christians has increased. They're becoming better organized, better armed, and it appears that the government is at least turning a blind eye," the FRC senior fellow reports. "I'm talking about the Nigerian government is at least turning a blind eye, if not complicit in this activity."
47 interfaith groups and individuals have signed off on a letter asking the Biden administration to reinstate Nigeria to the list of Countries of Particular Concern. Meanwhile, Christians are being encouraged to pray for their persecuted brothers and sisters in the faith.