11/05/2021 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – According to Morning Star News, two Christians were killed and dozens were abducted in an attack on a church service on Sunday, Oct. 31.
The attack was reportedly perpetrated by militant Fulani Herdsmen, who ambushed the Baptist service in Kakau Daji village, Southern Kaduna state.
“Two Christians were killed in the church during the morning worship service, and many others were taken away at gunpoint by the armed Fulani herdsmen,” Ishaya Jangado, president of the Kaduna Baptist Convention, said in a text message to Morning Star News.
“Christians are being killed without respite, and the government exhibits carelessness in tackling these monsters,” said Joseph Hayab, chairman of the Kaduna State Chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN). “These evil people have troubled us for too long.”
On October 25th, Morning Star News received reports that militant Fulani herdsmen had killed four Christians and injured three others in Jankasa village, Zangon Kataf County.
Samuel Aruwan, commissioner of Internal and Home Affairs for Kaduna state, identified those killed as Luka Nelson, Timothy Koni, Pasi Peter and George Francis. Wounded by gunshot were Daniel Dauda, Extra James and Henry Frances, he said.
The day prior, residents told the news source that two Christians were killed by militant Fulani herdsmen in Ungwan Taila village, Zangon Kataf County.
“The herdsmen attacked our village at about 4:30 p.m.; they were large in numbers, and they were shooting randomly as they invaded our community,” village resident Ayuba Musa said in a text message to Morning Star News. “Two of our Christian villagers were killed many others had gunshot wounds.”
On October 11th, also in Zangon Kataf County, militant Fulani killed two Christians, including a Baptist pastor.
“The pastor stood his ground by refusing to renounce his Christian faith, even when he knew it would cost him his life,”area resident Yakubu Luka said in a text message to Morning Star News. “He was killed alongside a member of his church. There’s no doubt that it is worth dying for Jesus Christ.”
The Fulani are an ethnic group, most of whom live at peace with their neighbors. Fulani Militants, however, are members of the Fulani ethnic group who have been radicalized by a form of extreme Islam. These militants use their trade in cattle to move throughout the country, killing Christians, destroying villages, and taking land.
In the midst of these attacks, the Nigerian government continues to spin the narrative that they are doing the best they can, but that the conflict is beyond their control. In reality, in most cases, the government is either incompetent or aiding and abetting the attackers.
Meanwhile the Nigerian Church is crying out. Please join us in prayer and our efforts to raise awareness on behalf of Nigeria’s suffering Church today.
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