Nigeria: At least 121 Christians dead in spate of savage Fulani militant attacks

August 4, 2020

Persecution of Christians in Nigeria: with grim and numbing frequency, Muslim Fulani herdsmen, along with the terror group Boko Haram, terrorize and kill Christians with impunity, while government officials look the other way or even quietly applaud.

The Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, continues to implore the United Nations, the governments of all nations, and human rights organizations worldwide to pay attention to the worsening plight of Nigeria’s Christians. These Christians, including the Orthodox Christians of Nigeria, are experiencing a crucifixion. May our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ also bless them with the joy of a resurrection.

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

“At least 121 Christians dead in spate of savage Fulani militant attacks in Nigeria,” Barnabas Fund, August 3, 2020:

In a spate of Fulani militant attacks in July on predominantly Christian villages in southern Kaduna State, Nigeria, at least 121 people were killed and thousands displaced.

The spree of bloodshed began on 12 July with a three-day onslaught on the Chibob farming community in Gora ward that left 22 dead. Then Fulani militants struck in attacks in Kauru local government area that saw at least 38 murdered in Kagoro town in the week of 19 July, with 32 killed in Kukum Daji and Gora Gan in separate attacks.

On 22 July, armed with knives and machetes, Fulani militants broke into homes in the mainly-Christian village of Kizachi, southern Kaduna State, murdering three children and two young people….

In a horrific night attack during a torrential rain storm in 23 July, at least seven Christians died in Doka Avong Village, Kaduna State, as militants brutally hacked unarmed men and women and children to death with machetes.

This was the second attack on the village within days, with seven murdered in an attack days earlier on 20 July.

At the time of writing, some injured survivors remain in critical condition in hospital. Many others are reported missing. The attackers also burnt out a number of homes….

On 24 July, in the town of Zipak also in Kaduna State, at least ten Christians died, ranging from five-years-old to 75, in a Fulani militant attack. The militants’ spree of looting, vandalism and arson concluded with the brutal murders, despite the presence of army, police and paramilitary units stationed just a mile away….

A curfew was imposed across Jemma Local Government Area after the Zipak raid. But the Fulani militants returned on 25 July to terrorise the shocked community as it mourned those murdered the previous day.