Peaceful protests that began earlier this month against torture and killings by Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) forces turned violent when security forces shot at protestors and #EndSARS counter-protestors took to the streets.
Then, last week, Christian leaders in Plateau, Kano and Kogi states led prayer walks where thousands of Christians appealed for peace. As various cultural and political groups expanded the protests to include their own interests, suspected Muslim agitators took advantage of the chaos to attack churches, sources said.
A Chrisitan Kindergarten teacher was arrested by the Chinese Communist Party in 2015 for sharing her faith. She served two years in prison before being released. Now, she and her husband are under constant surveillance and are unable to properly practice their faith.