The United States has designated Nigeria as a country of concern under the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 for engaging systematic, ongoing, egregious religious freedom violations.
This was announced by the secretary of state Mike Pompeo on his twitter handle earlier today.
Burma, China, Eritrea, Iran, the DPRK, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan also made the list.
The U.S. is unwavering in its commitment to religious freedom. No country or entity should be allowed to persecute people with impunity because of their beliefs. These annual designations show that when religious freedom is attacked, we will act.— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) December 7, 2020