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Published on 16 May, 2001

Story number 3 for 16 May 2001

(Nigeria)–Religion Today is reporting that five Christians will appear in court in northern Nigeria later this month. The group is charged with abducting two teenage sisters who were going to be forced into arranged Muslim marriages. The five believers insist the girls are “practicing Christians” who sought shelter in their church. In another instance, Nigeria’s highest Islamic council, criticized the six northern Nigerian states which have adopted Islamic law for not fully enforcing the strict penal code.

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