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A Letter to Support Designating Nigeria as a Country of Particular Concern

ERLC joined a coalition of nonprofits and charitable organizations to send a letter of support to to the U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Mike Johnson and Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries.


On June 4, 2024, we joined a coalition of organizations to send a letter stating that we stand in support of House Resolution 82 (H.Res.82) which expresses the sense of Congress that Nigeria should be designated a Country of Particular Concern (CPC).

Nigeria is continuously rocked by terrorism at the hands of non-state actors and the targeted
persecution of religious groups. In 2023, an average of 13 Christians were killed every day, making
Nigeria one of the deadliest countries to practice a faith.1“World Watch List 2024: Nigeria,” Open Doors, January 17, 2024, Pursuant to the International Religious Freedom Act, we believe that Nigeria meets the statutory definition of “engaging in or tolerating particularly severe violations of religious freedom” to be designated as a CPC.222 U.S.C. § 6402 (1998)


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