in the spring of 2010 left more than 500 Christians dead, most of them women and children. In the past two decades, northern Nigeria has been the scene of horrific religious riots that have cost thousands of Christians their lives. Many states in northern Nigeria have instituted Islamic law and have vowed to keep northern Nigeria a Muslim region. This declaration has lead to many attacks on Christians.
(from Voice of the Martyrs, 2010 Year in Review)