SEN. GRASSLEY: Deeply concerned about ongoing religious persecution in Nigeria

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I am deeply concerned about the ongoing religious persecution happening in Nigeria.

In the last six months, there have been multiple attacks.

This includes the murder of 11 Christians by extremists identified as part of ISIS and the beheading of a pastor by Boko Haram militants.

The Islamic State of West Africa released a barbaric video of a child about 10 years old executing a Christian.

The Nigerian authorities need to stop this persecution now, and the U.S. government needs to do what it can to support that effort.

Those responsible must be held accountable for their actions.