Christian homes and stores have been set on fire in Nigeria
On May 20, six Christian-owned homes and seven stores were burned by a mob of Islamic youths in Nigeria’s northern Bauchi state, injuring approximately 20 people.
The youth were looking for Rhoda Jatau, a 40-year-old Christian woman who works as a medical staff member. One Muslim man claimed to have seen a blasphemous comment made by Jatau online and spread the word about said comment to fellow Muslims in the area.
The burnings took place in the town of Katanga, where Jatau had lived. Thankfully, she was able to escape prior to the attack.
Reverend Jibrin Nababa Warji, a pastor located in the area, confirmed that the homes and stores attacked were owned by Christians. Warji lamented the attacks in a statement to Morning Star News, “It is unfortunate and tragic, as many Christians have been forced to flee the town to other areas of Bauchi state. Many displaced Christians are currently staying at the Nigeria Air Force Base.”