The Christian Association of Nigeria reports that five million Christians took part in nationwide prayer walks protesting about the recent upsurge in attacks and abductions.
The President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Rev Dr Samson Ayokunle, has called for three days of fasting and prayer to end violent attacks on Christians.
Pastor Lawan Andimi was beheaded by Boko Haram terrorists on the afternoon of 20 January
On 2 January, Rev Lawan Andimi, Adamawa state chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria, was abducted during a Boko Haram raid in northeast Nigeria.
The six students and two staff members kidnapped from a Christian-run school in Kaduna state on 3 October have been released.
On 3 October, gunmen abducted six teenage girls and two staff members from a Christian-run boarding school in Kaduna state.
Boko Haram militants have executed Godfrey Ali Shikagham and Lawrence Duna Dacighir, who were building shelters for displaced Nigerians.
Militant Fulani herdsmen kidnapped pastor’s wife Esther Katung and later killed her, despite her family paying a ransom.
The Nigerian government released a statement confirming that kidnapped Christian teenager, Leah Sharibu, was alive and that it was still negotiating her release with Boko Haram.
On Sunday 14 April, ethnic Fulani Muslim militants in Nasarawa State shot dead 17 Christians holding a dinner to celebrate the dedication of a baby earlier that day.