Save the Persecuted Christians (STPC), an advocacy group which campaigns on behalf of hundreds of millions of persecuted Christians around the globe, has urged the Trump administration to take action in Nigeria through the appointment of a U.S. Special Envoy because of the extreme persecution of Christians there.

The populous nation of Nigeria has been a hotbed for violence against Christians, and those who defend religious freedom in countries like Nigeria fear another genocide along the lines of Rwanda is a very real possibility.

“With all we’ve been hearing from Nigeria, many of us who are advocates for persecuted Christians worldwide, and especially in Nigeria, fear we are about to see a Rwanda rewind there,” said STPC Executive Director Dede Laugesen. “Meanwhile, the West is watching in silence as a democratic African nation—the most populous on the continent—slides toward an explosion of mass genocide. It holds its breath and wonders, ‘Is today the day? Is today Nigeria’s last day?

“We hope and pray something may be done to knock this train off its tracks,” she continued. “But, alas, until the United States recognises and addresses it for what it is—government-backed jihad, and what it isn’t—herder-farmer conflict—we are powerless to help the hundreds of millions of innocent people targeted for annihilation.”

Assist News Service