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Persecuted Hausa Christian Safe In Lagos?

Hi there, I have a Christian Pastor friend who was persecuted in Kaduna (church and house burnt down by Muslim extremists) and fled the country.  Having spent some time as an assylum seeker overseas, he is now due to be deported back to Lagos. He claims that as a Hausa Christian, he will find it difficult to "fit in" in Lagos. Is this true?  He also claims that there is a Muslim "network" operating all over Nigeria and that he will eventually be tracked down and persecuted. Can I have an opinion from someone who lives in Lagos?  Thanks for your time.

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and to jumie, can the people the pastor know guarantee his protection, if they com secretly to kill him can he protect him, there are killing here and there in Nigeria and in Lagos. let say the truth, no one is save in Nigeria, even great Abiola run away, on coming back he was killed, if he have stayed in Europe, he will still be alive today.

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And to you mamaput, there is no pastor called a small pastor, for you to be a pastor you must have been standing in front of many people and for the year you have been a pastor, with time many people will know you, and if 10 people know you definitely, 10 x 10 people know you. just want to let you know there is no small pastor. if he is just an ordinary member i will accept with you, but for a pastor, there is no small pastor. that is what they say about Jesus, he was a small pastor until he was killed, the pharisee are more powerful in authorities in the Jew, but Jesus is powerful in the presence of God.

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Sorry to say Abuzola, if you know anything about security, you will never say he will be save in Lagos or any part of the country, because no part of the country is save, including you, Nigeria do not guarantee your safety, if your family and people are killed, and you face threat to your life, you will not say he is save, if you face little of what he face, you wont conclude, many Nigeria are been assassinated secretly, even minister and people in power, how come a common man will be save. i know you don't have a future, you have already know that. No one is save in Nigeria and the Nigeria government cannot guarantee that, if your family are killed in Europe, the government and the law will stand by you, but in Nigeria, who will? nobody, they will be buried in max burial like bull poo. and every forget about you or what happen, what every you have make for many years will be destroy in one day and no government or anyone to compensate you.

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Is your friend truly a christian? If he is then what is he afraid of?

Howcome he has no friend or family, pastors always have a good network of pastor-friends. So what type of pastor was he?

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hmmm haha k-leg story

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I have never met a Nigerian that has no family.

I worked once translating interviews for asylum seekers In Germany you only had to open the newspapers to know what story people will come up with.

I one month every seeker will claim they were working for a pastor in a church and all of a sudden Muslims came and Burned down the place and bla bla bla.

But some of them had never been to Jos but found outthe name of a street in Jos.

5 people saying they lived in jos for years all of them on the same street.But non of them knew each other.

Funny story at a time all were claiming sierralone All claimed they were forced to become rebells and all claimed the same street.

But one day an asylum seeker called the house number of the Translator.

This lady was so mad and yelled at him , "What did you just call my fathers house?"

The man quickly called another house number.

This ratios have always been there for years.I do not think anyone will go looking for a small pastor.

For them to look for him he needs to have been a really great man with influence.able to move a whole masses.

But Nigeria is not yet an Islam country.

And only Muslims face a Shari court.

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Thanks for the advice.

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i don't think anybody would care if he's a christian or muslim in lagos.i have hausa friends in lagos that r christians and i also have friends that were muslims and now christian converts.nobody's killed or tracked them down.

no shakin,the guy can come back

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He has no family - he was an only child and his parents are deceased. He has no family or friendship contacts outside of his native Kaduna.  He will be destitute if deported, however, the Irish Government does not take this into consideration.  We have to provide some evidence that his life will be in danger from religious persecution.

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Does he have a family? Are they also abroad?

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