Christian Persecution in Nigeria

Benjamin Watson (former NFL Star) and John Stonestreet (Colson Center) to Speak Out Against Christian Persecution in Nigeria

October 27th, NFL Star Benjamin Watson, John Stonestreet, and other special guests will condemn the persecution and slaughter of Christians in Nigeria at a virtual town-hall event.

Recent protests in Nigeria have focused on the police brutality of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). Heavy-handed police and special units have been accused of corruption, abuse and killings. In addition to SARS, there have been over 90,000 innocent lives – mainly women and children – who have been lost as a result of terrorist attacks throughout Nigeria since 2000, including 60,000 killed by Boko Haram and Fulani Militants in the country’s Middle Belt region. Meanwhile, the Nigerian government has done little – if anything – to stop the killings.

Watson, who co-founded a nonprofit dedicated to impacting the lives of those in need with his wife in 2008, has spoken out against Nigeria’s silent slaughter in the past, telling his vast social media following, “We cannot continue to be silent” and imploring President Trump to appoint a special envoy to Nigeria and the Lake Chad region.

The event will be open to the public with time for questions. Details are as follows:


  • Benjamin Watson – former New England Patriot
  • John Stonestreet – President, The Colson Center


Tuesday, October 27 at 2:00 PM. Eastern Time (US)