Two Young Christian Women Killed in Kaduna, Nigeria
Muslim Fulani herdsmen killed two young Christian women in southern Kaduna state, Nigeria, on Friday (Jan. 17).
According to Morning Star News, the herdsmen on motorbikes rode into Gora-Gan village in Zango Kataf County at about 5 p.m. shooting villagers on sight, according to a local resident. Luka Biniyat, spokesman for the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU), confirmed the killing of Briget Philip, 18, and Priscilla David, 19.
Additionally, three young men were also hurt in the attack, 18-year-old Henry Jonathan, 19-year-old Benjamin Peter and Goodluck Andawus, 12.
The timing of the attack coincided with a mass gathering on the square of the village where evangelism and social activities were held.
Two days earlier in northeast Nigeria’s Borno state, five aid workers kidnapped by the Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) were freed, Morning Star News’ report says.
Attacks of this sort are frequently being conducted by Muslim Fulani herdsmen against Christian villigers. Experts says, this conflict has an economical aspect, namely the struggle for tillable land between local people. Also, there is another, religious aspect in which Christians are threatened by these Muslim armed groups. In numerous accounts Bibles and church materials are being confiscated and destroyed.
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