“Whether or not you believe that the conflict in the Middle Belt of Nigeria is a herder-farmer fight, ethnic strife, or religious battle, it is clear that the government in Nigeria does not care about stopping it.” And there is no doubt that the victims, as in the case, are all too often Christians. The Christians of Nigeria are experiencing a crucifixion. Please pray that our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ would grant them mercy and relief, the comfort of His presence, and ultimately affect the resurrection of Nigeria’s Christian community, including the nation’s Orthodox Christians. Pray that the families of these victims would be comforted, and that their homes would be restored and protected. The Order urgently requests the Nigerian government to take all necessary steps to rein in the groups that are preying upon Christians, and to end the persecution of the Christians of Nigeria.
“Fulani Militants Attacked the Village of Hukke, Plateau State Again,” International Christian Concern, August 26, 2019:
08/26/2019 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – Whether or not you believe that the conflict in the Middle Belt of Nigeria is a herder-farmer fight, ethnic strife, or religious battle, it is clear that the government in Nigeria does not care about stopping it. Around 1 pm on August 18, a group of Christian farmers were returning home from a communal farm on which they were working. They were then ambushed by Fulani militants. Two of the men were killed while the other three, Mamman Bulus, Akure Joseph and Giu Zito, escaped with gunshot wounds. These three are now in the hospital receiving medical care.
Mamman, Akure and Giu will all now have to live with the memory and injuries that they sustained that day. Akure will also have to receive further treatment as the bullet broke his shoulder. These kinds of injuries often make it so that these men will not be able to work their farms for a long time, if they even have the courage to return to them….