Christian aid workers executed in Nigeria

Islamic extremist group Boko Haram reportedly released a video Sept. 22 showing the execution of two Christian aid workers in Nigeria, both members of the country’s predominantly Christian Mwalghavul ethnic group. 

The two young men, both members of the Church of Christ in Nations, were on a mission to help build shelters for people displaced by Islamic extremist violence. The video posted on Boko Haram’s Amaq news site shows the men being shot by masked, armed men. Nigerian human rights watchers said the killings were Boko Haram’s first execution on the basis of “ethnic cleansing.” 

Nigeria ranked 12th on Open Doors’ 2019 World Watch List of countries where Christians suffer the most persecution. (MS)