The author of a monthly report on Christian persecution in various countries has ruled Nigeria as one of the least favourable nations for Christians to be in.
Raymond Ibrahim pens the monthly report "Muslim Persecution of Christians", which has chronicled instances of persecution against Christians in multiple countries since July 2011.
The "Muslim Persecution of Christians" reported is published by former US Ambassador to the UN, John R. Bolton's Gatestone Institute.
Mr Ibrahim told the Washington Times that more than 1,000 churches have been destroyed in a four-year period by the extremist group Boko Haram. In addition, he revealed, the group laid 200 churches to waste from August to October alone as it waged a campaign of terror in the north-eastern region of Nigeria.
Given the magnitude of persecution directed against Christians in Nigeria, Mr Ibrahim called it "one of the worst" places for Christianity.