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Four Nigerian Kids of Courage

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Joseph, age 13, and Monday, age 10, are brothers in Nigeria. They have two sisters: Alheri, age 15, and Deborah, age 8. The four came from the Nigerian state of Kano.

In Muslim areas of Nigeria, extremists sometimes persecute Christians. One church has been burned down by radical Muslims four times. In November 2004, five school students were expelled for sharing the gospel. And in Kano, officials have closed more than 120 private Christian schools because the schools refused to teach the students Muslim teachings.

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Nigeria’s Special Children

Nigeria

Godswill, age 12: My father was an active Christian. He had a broken leg. When he heard there was a riot, he went out to help his Christian brothers. There were three going to help, but when the other two saw the rioters rushing toward them, they ran away.

Godswill’s sister, Joy, age 8: My father could not run due to his bad leg. He was “arrested” by the rioters.

Godswill and Joy are Christian children in Nigeria. Some Muslims in Nigeria would like their entire nation to be ruled by Muslim law, called “Shariah Law.” Under Shariah Law, even non-Muslims must follow Muslim rules. For example, in the Nigerian state of Kano, all public school girls must wear Muslim headscarves, and all students must take classes on Islam. Islam is the religion of Muslims. (Source: World Evangelical Alliance)

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