Nigeria: Four Christians die in Fulani militant attack in Kaduna State

April 28, 2020

Christian persecution in Nigeria: just days ago, reported on a different attack on Christians by Muslim Fulani herdsmen. And there have been many other such attacks in the recent past. These attacks are becoming ever more frequent. The herdsmen, along with the terror group Boko Haram, have been terrorizing and killing Christians in Nigeria with impunity for years now, with little or no significant response from the Nigerian government or military.

The situation of Christians in Nigeria has become a human rights catastrophe of immense proportions. 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, see here.

“Four Nigerian Christians die in Fulani militant attack in Kaduna State,” Barnabas Fund, April 19, 2020:

Fulani militants shot dead three women and a man died of a suspected cardiac arrest during a raid on the Christian Nitiriku village in Kaduna State, Nigeria, on Sunday 19 April.

Ninety-year-old Mrs Titi Saje, Mrs Hannatu Joseph (45) and Awiki Adi (42) were killed in the attack and Mr Sunday David (61) slumped over and died of a suspected heart attack, as the militants launched their assault.

“I feel pain, like fire in my heart,” said Joseph Maza, a 95-year-old villager who lost his daughter and sister-in-law in the brutal attack. The grief-stricken elderly Christian was unable to say any more to the Barnabas contact….

The militants set 63 houses ablaze, and burnt food stores, motorbikes and water pumping machines used in farm irrigation. “They looted houses, taking away whatever they could including cattle and foodstuff and destroying anything they could not carry,” said village leader, Dauda Rogo….

“We are not the only farmers here. Muslims also own farms in villages near us, why do they not also take over the farms of their fellow Muslims? This is more than grazing land or farmers and herders’ fight over land. This is specifically targeting Christians,” he said.