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Pastor tortured and killed in Nigeria

Reverend Danlami Yakwoi of the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) was killed on the 24th of July two weeks after being abducted along with his two sons and nephew. The group was taken while traveling in Tawari, Kogi state, by men reported to be Fulani Militants.


“One of his children who was kidnapped along with him was released on Sunday and he informed us that his father died a day before his release by the herdsmen,” church secretary Musa Shekwolo told Morning Star News by text message. “The pastor’s captors are yet to release his corpse to his family, and two of his family members are still being held captive.”

The pastor died after being tortured, said Shekwolo. “Please be in prayer with his family and the church at this trying moment,” he said.

Nigeria is the biggest killing ground of Christians today, but few are aware of it. In the last 18 years, an estimated 50,000 to 70,000 Christians have been murdered by radical Islamic militant groups, while another two million people have been displaced.


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