Christian persecution in Nigeria: the pitiless murder of these six Christians are yet another example of the gratuitous violence to which Christians in that country are subjected on what is now practically a daily basis. This crisis has grown in the face of continued inaction from the Nigerian government and law enforcement apparatus, as this article notes: “The village in Riyom Local Government Area has been repeatedly attacked by Fulani militia since 2010 and has seen at least 30 of its inhabitants murdered to date. Not a single arrest has been made by police.” The police are either afraid to act against the Muslim Fulani herdsmen, as well as the terrorist group Boko Haram, who terrorize and kill Christians in Nigeria with impunity, or sympathize with them.
The Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, continues to implore 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. The Christians of Nigeria 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.
“Six Nigerian Christians killed in fresh Fulani militant attack on beleaguered Plateau State village,” Barnabas Fund, October 9, 2020:
Six people were murdered, including the acting village head, and three seriously injured in an attack by armed Fulani militants on 5 October in Wereng, a beleaguered Christian village in Plateau State.
The heavily armed attackers, who were wearing police uniforms according to eyewitnesses, sporadically fired their guns as they stormed the small community around 9.00 pm, causing a number of villagers to flee their homes.
Security personnel took the bodies of murdered Christians away for their investigations under protest from community leaders, who lament that no arrests have been made in more than ten years of similar attacks on the Christian community….
The village in Riyom Local Government Area has been repeatedly attacked by Fulani militia since 2010 and has seen at least 30 of its inhabitants murdered to date. Not a single arrest has been made by police.
This latest attack raises to 235 the grim death toll from Fulani militant attacks on Middle Belt Christian communities since the beginning of July 2020 alone. In August, Nigerian Christian leaders around the globe called on the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague to act now against the “pernicious genocide” in northern Nigeria.