Entire Nigerian populations are facing violence and terrorism due to a long-standing, ethno-religious conflict fueled by complacency and injustice within their political and governing systems. These fault lines, coupled with a lack of international recognition and intervention, threaten not only the stability of one of Africa’s cornerstone nations, it has disastrous consequences for the U.S. and international community.
Nigeria as Country of Particular Concern
There was shock and disappointment when the US removed Nigeria from the list of Countries of Particular Concern (CPC). As Africa’s most populous nation and largest economy Nigeria is crucial to the stability of Western Africa Europe and the United States. Rising violence and terrorism committed by Boko Haram and Fulani militants throughout the country threatens this stability and the lives of thousands. ICON stands for freedom of religion and the eradication of terrorism and is calling the United States to return Nigeria to the status of CPC as this will enforce global accountable on the atrocities and prevent a global humanitarian crisis.
Your Support is Crucial
ICON focuses on two key outcomes:
- Leverage the power of the United States government and a special envoy to coordinate an effective response to the crisis in Nigeria
- Eradicate the increasing violence that jeopardizes the stability of Nigeria, Europe, and the United States.
ICON seeks to raise awareness around the major issues threatening the stability and safety of Nigeria’s people, provide solutions for the peace and restoration of Nigeria, and to hold their government accountable for inadequate or unjust actions.
How You Help
We can raise our collective voice through sharing these issues on social media and imploring the United States Government to use its influence to provide much-needed support. Your donation helps provide the resources needed to build international awareness and create a special envoy to stop the atrocities in Nigeria.