Boko Haram violence has killed more than 5,000 Catholics alone

A new report has revealed the scale of the suffering of Nigerian Catholics at the hands of Boko Haram militants, with 5,000 Catholics killed in one diocese alone.

A further 100,000 Catholics in the Diocese of Maiduguri, in the northeast of the country, have been displaced by the six-year campaign of violence conducted by the Muslim militant group, according to the Situation Report on the Activities of Boko Haram in the Catholic Diocese of Maiduguri, prepared by the ACN – Aid to the Church in Need.

Simon Caldwell of the Catholic Herald also reports on the terrible toll of Boko Haram violence.