Jesus-Followers Caught With Nets, Killed With Machetes as Islamists Unleash 'Cleansing'

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An increase in violence against Nigerian Christians has caused many to issue dire warnings of an impending "genocide" and "cleansing" of Jesus-followers in the African nation.

Christian persecution charity Release International said on Sunday that the spike in attacks at the hands of Islamic Fulani herdsman amounts to "ethnic and religious cleansing."

"The effect of it is to displace many thousands of people. The interests that it serves is [sic] the interests of those who want to see the ethnic and religious cleansing of certain tribes, and the Christian faith from the north of Nigeria," the charity's spokesman Andrew Boyd told Premier U.K.

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