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On January 4, 2022, the Islamic State (ISIS) published photos showing its fighters burning a church and property of a Christian community in Adamawa State, northeastern Nigeria.
In an attack on December 30, 2021, ISIS fighters burned a church and other "possessions of Christian unbelievers," including houses and a vehicle, according to the news report claiming responsibility for the attack, which did not announce any casualties.
Two photos showed the church's altar cloth in flames, while others showed Christian homes and vehicles in the community engulfed in flames.
Last December, ISIS claimed responsibility for a similar attack on a Christian community in neighboring Borno state, reportedly killing a Nigerian solider and burning a church and several houses.
Around the same time, the pro-ISIS Al-Murhafat Foundation released a poster celebrating ISIS attacks on Christian homes in Nigeria and Mozambique. The poster referenced the Qur'an, Hadith, and Islamic jurisprudence in an attempt to justify such attacks on Christians.