NIGERIA: 37 Christians Killed in Three Weeks

25 July 2023

Source: Morning Star News, International Christian Concern

In the last three weeks, 37 Christians have been killed by Fulani Militants and other terrorist groups in Nigeria’s Benue state.

The first in this series of attacks occurred on 30 June, where gunmen killed one Christian and injured two others. On 8 July, a “band of terrorists” attacked two Christian communities and massacred 30 Christians. Most recently, on 16 July, six Christians were killed in a Sunday night raid.

“The terrorists, who accompanied armed (militant) herdsmen, first attacked Igba-Ukyor village, where they killed five Christians, and then proceeded to a second village, Tse Baka, where they killed one Christian,” a local resident said.

The Fulani, who are majority Muslim, is the world’s largest nomadic ethnic group. While most Fulani lives at peace with their neighbours, militant Fulanis, radicalised by extreme Islam, have emerged from their people group with jihadist intent. Fulani militants, along with many other terror groups and “bandits” known for their violence in Nigeria, have contributed to making Nigeria one of the world’s most dangerous places to be a Christian.

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    2 responses to “NIGERIA: 37 Christians Killed in Three Weeks”

    1. K and F says:

      Lord again we come here and read even more christians have been killed by the Fulani’s. The Fulani militants are truly evil in what they do, and the only thing that will stop them Lord is for you to save them and forgive them for their horrendous sins as they repent. Lord be with the families of those killed and heal them of the emotional trauma they are now suffering from. Lord please bring justice to the families who have lost their loved ones and equip the pastors and other church members who are called by you to minister to them. In your amazing name we pray.

    2. Grace job says:

      God will heal the brokenhearted people

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