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'Abandoned to their fate in northern Nigeria'

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Issued on behalf of Baroness Cox's Office


News Release
For immediate release
10 March 2017

Event details 
MON 13 MARCH - 16:30
Committee Room 2
Palace of Westminster

'Abandoned to their fate in northern Nigeria'

"This ethnic and religious cleansing appears to be taking place with the Nigerian government’s complicity" says journalist Douglas Murray after fact-finding visit.

At a meeting in Parliament on Monday (13 MAR), sponsored by Baroness Caroline Cox, journalist and commentator Douglas Murray will report on the persecution of Christians and other minorities in northern Nigeria, following a recent fact-finding visit he made to the area.

Murray claims that, for the outside world, what is happening “is both beyond our imagination and beneath our interest”, and that, for the Nigerian government, “the plight of these people is of no interest”.

Also speaking will be Mark Lipdo of the Nigerian Jos-based rescue, aid and counselling organisation Stefanos Foundation.

The meeting takes place at 4.30pm on Monday 13th March at Parliament in Committee Room 2.

News media are welcome to attend. Contact Baroness Cox’s Office on 07939 547198 or 020 7219 8638 


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