Note that “the increase in violence and abductions in the state had continued for so long that it now appeared normal.”
The Nigerian government officials who should be protecting the Christians appear to be powerless to do so, or uninterested in doing so.
For information about Orthodox Christianity in Nigeria, see here.
For previous coverage of the persecution of Christians in Nigeria from ChristianPersecution.com, see here.
“More Than 40 Christians Abducted From Village in Kaduna State, Nigeria,” Barnabas Fund, March 22, 2022:
More than 40 residents of a Christian village in Kaduna State in Nigeria’s Middle Belt have been abducted in a raid by suspected Fulani militants.
Gunmen invaded the community of Agunu Dutse in Kachia Local Government Area in the early hours of 17 March.
Resident Maurice Tanko confirmed that watchmen had noticed “unusual movement” on the outskirts of the village around 12.30am. The gunmen then invaded the village, shooting sporadically to scare the inhabitants.
Philip John, another resident, said they were powerless to resist “because of the kind of sophisticated weapons they [the gunmen] were using”….
He added that the increase in violence and abductions in the state had continued for so long that it now appeared normal.
Asake appealed to the government to take measures to save lives as a priority….