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Organization denounces abduction and rape of Christian women in Nigeria

Segundo a Portas Abertas, 49% dos crimes sexuais contra cristãos no ano passado aconteceram na África, a maioria deles na Nigéria
According to Open Doors,

% of sex crimes against Christians last year took place in Africa, most of them in Nigeria

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The Christian organization Open Doors reported that four Christian women were kidnapped and raped in southern Kaduna, a state in central Nigeria. According to the group, the attack took place in 08 in July, in the village of Angwan Aku, when armed men kidnapped all the women they found and took them to the nearby town of Kutura.

“They broke into our house and ordered my husband to stay on the floor, while my baby, less than a year old, cried a lot. They took me while I struggled and begged for my sick son. They beat me with an AK rifle47 and put me with the others girls kidnapped in the village”, one of the victims told Open Doors. The victims (the youngest is years old and the eldest, 08) were raped for hours, according to reports .

A source from the organization said that actions like this do part of the extremists’ strategy to destroy Christian communities”. “When they don’t find men to kill, they rape women”, he described.

According to the Open Doors World Pursuit List 2022 (LMP), % of sex crimes against Christians last year took place in Africa, most of them in Nigeria. The country ranked seventh in the ranking of the most persecuting Christians in the world.

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