Nigeria: Suspected members of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) shoot two Christians to death

October 5, 2022

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“Christians Slain in Kano and Plateau States, Nigeria,” Morning Star News, September 30, 2022:

ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Suspected Fulani herdsmen on Sunday (Sept. 25) killed two Christians in Plateau state, Nigeria after Islamic State terrorists allegedly killed two others in the city of Kano on Saturday (Sept. 24), sources said.

In northern Nigeria’s Kano state, suspected members of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) shot the two Christians to death at about 8 p.m. in the state capital, said area resident Chukwudi Iwuchukwu.

He identified the slain Christians as Ifeanyi Ilechukwu, 41, and Chibuke Emannuel, 33. Iwuchukwu said ISWAP terrorists approached them at their shop in Kano city’s predominantly Christian area of Sabon Gari in Fagge County.

“The terrorists came to the business shop of Ifeanyi Ilechukwu, where the Christians were sitting, and shot them at close range,” Iwuchukwu told Morning Star News in a text message. “Ilechukwu died instantly, while Emannuel, who was shot on his leg, died in the hospital on Sunday, 25 September.”

The killing followed a Sept. 18 bomb attack on a Christian-owned business in Taraba state’s Jalingo town, in northeast Nigeria, by suspected ISWAP members. The terrorists detonated an Improvised Explosive Device on the shop in the ATC area of the city in Ardo Kola County at about 9:30 p.m., damaging some shops and residential buildings, said area resident James Galvo….