Onize Ohikere

Onize is a reporter for WORLD Digital based in Abuja, Nigeria.

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Murdered for believing in Nigeria

International | Christians stand together as violent attacks resurge
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/18/20, 03:50 pm

In states across Nigeria, about 5 million Christians turned out on the streets on Feb. 2 to march, pray, sing worship songs, and hold banners saying, “All souls are precious to God” and “We demand justice for this genocide.” The participants responded to a call from the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) to stage the “prayer walk” in response to radical Islamic murders of Christians.

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Latest Xinjiang leak reveals more persecution

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/18/20, 11:00 am

Chinese authorities detained more than 300 Uighur Muslims for reasons like having too many children or being friends with “a suspicious figure living overseas,” according to a leaked document published by the German news outlet Deutsche Welle. The translated 137-page document includes a database of names, identification numbers, and behaviors of more than 1,800 Uighurs from Karakax County in the Xinjiang region.

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Germany foils far-right terror plot

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/18/20, 10:39 am

German police rounded up 12 men who were planning to attack mosques in 10 states. After months of tracking their movement, police arrested four men as suspected terrorists and eight others—including an administrative police clerk—as accomplices. Authorities searching their homes discovered a 9 mm pistol and ammunition, as well as homemade hand grenades, axes, and several knives.

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