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Bandits Kill Policeman, Abduct District Head’s Wife, 14 Others In Zamfara
By Adeniyi Salaudeen
ABUJA FCT – Armed bandits have killed a mobile policeman attached to the Maru Police Division in an attack on the Ruwandoruwa community of Maru Local Government Area in Zamfara state  The bandits also reportedly abducted 15 persons including the wife of the district head of the community. Although the police authorities in the state are yet to comment on the latest attack,

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Millions of Nigerians remain displaced due to the ongoing genocide, religious hostilities and pervasive insecurity. The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) estimates that there are 3.6 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Nigeria, but ICON Estimates that there over 5 Million IDPs (i.e. official camps, unofficial habitations, or informal collective settlements).

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Hear Their Voices: Testimonies from Nigeria

As ICON continues to advocate for Nigerians we are also gathering data and testimonies of atrocities. We have captured several touching and startling testimonies from several of our volunteers across Nigeria.






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Christian Persecution in Nigeria

Benjamin Watson (former NFL Star) and John Stonestreet (Colson Center) to Speak Out Against Christian Persecution in Nigeria

October 27th, NFL Star Benjamin Watson, John Stonestreet, and other special guests will condemn the persecution and slaughter of Christians in Nigeria at a virtual town-hall event.

Recent protests in Nigeria have focused on the police brutality of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). Heavy-handed police and special units have been accused of corruption, abuse and killings. In addition to SARS, there have been over 90,000 innocent lives – mainly women and children – who have been lost as a result of terrorist attacks throughout Nigeria since 2000,

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Urgent Need for US Special Envoy to Nigeria – New Book & Survey Reinforce Support

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 16, 2020 – The urgent need for the United States to send a special envoy to Nigeria and the Lake Chad region to address ongoing persecution is highlighted in a new book written by Reverend Johnnie Moore and Rabbi Abraham Cooper, the International Committee on Nigeria (ICON) announced today. The book titled, “The Next Jihad,” was released just days after ICON announced the results of a North Carolina survey, which found the overwhelming majority of voters are aware of persecution in Nigeria and two-thirds are more likely to vote for President Trump if he sends a special envoy to Nigeria to address the issue.

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ICON to Host Benjamin Watson & Guests 

NFL Star Benjamin Watson to Speak Out Against

Religious Persecution, Slaughter in Nigeria


On September 16th, NFL Star Benjamin Watson, Rep. Chris Smith, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Rep. Frank Wolf and John Stonestreet, will condemn the religious persecution and slaughter taking place in Nigeria at an awareness event. More than 90,000 innocent lives – mainly women and children – have been lost as a result of terrorist attacks throughout Nigeria since 2000, including 60,000 killed by Boko Haram and Fulani Militants in the country’s Middle Belt region.

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Hear Their Voices

Last month, we launched our newest campaign called Hear Their Voices. This campaign places attention on the tragic Silent Slaughter of innocent individuals in remote places and villages within Nigeria.

This 8-week campaign is a way for ICON to bring attention and focus to the effects of terrorism on women and children throughout the country. After the brutal attacks and killings of husbands and fathers, these individuals are left to fend for themselves with little to no support from the government.

Throughout the campaign, we have been posting articles,

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ICON Demands Accountability After Terrorists Implicate Nigerian Government; Reveal Next Phase is Civil War

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 12, 2020  The International Committee on Nigeria (ICON), a nonprofit working to secure a future for all Nigerians, is demanding accountability after it was revealed for the first time publicly that a Northern Nigeria governor is commanding Boko Haram. In a live interview, former deputy governor of Nigeria’s Central Bank Dr. Obadiah Mailafia said repentant terrorists told him this directly. He also said now that terrorists have infiltrated Southern Nigeria, their plan is to start a civil war by the year 2022 and that the Buhari Administration is complicit. Since going public with this knowledge,

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ICON Releases Data Report, “Nigeria’s Silent Slaughter: Genocide in Nigeria”

ICON Launches New Report Proving Nigerian Genocide

ICON’s Data Tome Shows Nigeria is a Ticking Time Bomb; ICON Argues That if Nigeria Implodes, So Goes the Whole of Africa; Western Intervention is Needed Now


WASHINGTON, D.C., July 28, 2020 – The International Committee on Nigeria (ICON), a nonprofit working to secure a future for all Nigerians, launched a new Data Tome (“report”) today proving the religious persecution and genocide that has been occurring in Nigeria over the last 20 years. The report includes recent testimonies of some of the more than 60,000 victims in Nigeria,

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Welcome to the first issue of Religious Freedom and Global Security News, a project of the International Committee on Nigeria (ICON).

COVID-19 has stopped the world in its tracks – and yet, religious persecution continues at an alarming rate. Last month, terrorists in Nigeria killed approx. 250 innocent people. That’s more than 8 people killed each day, on average, and far more than the total number of COVID-19 deaths in Nigeria, as of May 18. 

This newsletter will report on what’s happening with respect to religious persecution –

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