Americans Defending Freedom International
July 16, 2021
WASHINGTON DC (16 July) — On Wednesday, ADF International hosted a dinner event on the grave challenges facing Nigeria regarding the protection of religious freedom. Governmental and civil society advocates for the persecuted in Nigeria shared first-hand expertise and proposed actions to address the violence and discrimination perpetrated by groups such as Boko Haram and the Fulani Herdsmen in the country.
“Nobody should be persecuted because of their faith. We should not allow the Nigerian government to let terrorists and criminals attack faith communities with impunity. We urge those in power to protect every person’s inalienable right to religious freedom. We also call on the international community to work with local faith leaders to best support interfaith peace and counter extremism. Only a coordinated and holistic effort will be effective. Persecution against people of faith must end,” said Kelsey Zorzi, Director of Global Religious Freedom for ADF International.