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Christian guard killed and pastor abducted by Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria

Last Sunday, a group of Fulani herdsmen killed a Christian security guard as they abducted a pastor in central Nigeria and wounded the church leader’s wife.


Pastor Bung Fon Dong of the Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN), was killed in the attack at the residence of Pastor Dong on church premises in Ganawuri, Riyom County, Plateau state, said area resident Danjen Bagu Gang.

“Armed gunmen we believe are Fulani terrorists attacked Ganawuri and abducted the Rev. Bung Fon Dong alongside James Mann, who later escaped from the hands of the kidnappers,” Gang told Morning Star News in a text message.

“The gunmen stormed the RCC [Regional Church Council] chairman’s residence, at about 10 p.m., shot and wounded the pastor’s wife, and killed one James Ngyang, a member of the church and security church worker, before they forcefully took away the pastor at gunpoint.”

On Monday, the gunmen contacted the pastor’s family and demanded 20 million naira ($46,650) for his release, Gang said, adding that Ngyang’s body was buried on that day.


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