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Nigeria: 20 Christians killed, others injured or missing in Fulani attacks that displaced 20,000

May 28, 2020

The persecution of Christians in Nigeria has become a matter of attacks every few days. With grim and unremitting fury, Muslim Fulani herdsmen, along with the terror group Boko Haram, terrorizie and kill Christians with impunity, while government officials look the other way or even quietly applaud.

One wonder what must happen to bring attention to the plight of Christians in Nigeria. The Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, once again urgently implores the United Nations and the governments of all nations that are committed to human rights and religious freedom to make the plight of Nigeria’s Christians a top priority. Those Christians are walking the way of the Cross. May our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ also bless them with the joy of a resurrection and new flourishing of their communities.

For previous coverage of the persecution of Christians in Nigeria from ChristianPersecution.com, see here.

“20 Christians killed, others injured or missing in Fulani attacks that displaced 20,000,” by Samuel Smith, Christian Post, May 28, 2020:

Armed Fulani herdsmen attacks on farming villages in the Kaduna state of Nigeria have continued as reports suggest that at least 20 people were killed in a series of attacks last week.

The National President of the Adara Development Association, Awema Maisamari, announced last Friday that four days of attacks from May 18 to May 22 targeting several villages in the Kajuru local government area have led to the deaths of at least 20 people.

“There were daily attacks and destruction from Monday to Thursday in the remote settlements of Magunguna, Idazo, Ungwan Galadima, Ungwan Guza, Etissi, Ungwan Ma’aji, Ungwan Dantata, Ungwan Araha 1 & 2, Ungwan Goshi, Ungwan Shaban, Ungwan Jibo, Ungwan Maijama’a, Ungwan Sako, Ungwan Maidoki and Ungwan Masaba,” Maisamari said in a statement, according to The Punch newspaper.

The Adara, a majority Christian people group, is one of the largest ethnic groups in southern Kaduna.

“As of [last Friday afternoon] 20 persons have been killed, several others are either injured or missing,” the Adara Development Association head added.

Maisamari said the “traumatized community members are reeling in pain” and “wondering why this contrived anarchy is still being condoned by the powers that be.”

“Since January, killings, maiming, burning, looting and kidnapping have continued unabated from village to village,” he said. “There have been 63 terrorist attacks and kidnapping incidents, more than 107 people killed, about 49 persons injured, more than 66 men, women and girls abducted for ransoms, more than 111 houses burned. Thirty-two villages were destroyed and 20,000 persons displaced, especially in the last two weeks.”…