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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.

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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, https://www.opendoors.org/persecution/reports/Nigeria-Media_Advocacy_Dossier-ODI-2024.pdf. 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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