17 Christians were killed in a militant attack in Nigeria
The militants that killed 17 Christians at Agwan Wakili recently have returned this week, attacking another Christian community in Mubushi and Langsong on March 14, 2023. The fresh attacks took place about 6km from Angwa Wakili.
An ICC contact visited the scene to record the aftermath of the attack and take photos as evidence, but his phone was seized by military officials.
The attackers came at night in hot weather. Most of the villagers were sleeping outside while others kept watch after receiving an earlier warning. “This attack is the political massacre of Christians in places where APC is likely going to lose the gubernatorial election on 18, March 2023,” a local leader named Dereck told an ICC staffer. “Christian local farmers are facing series of attacks during the period of the election in Nigeria.”
A witness said the attack is to stop Christians from voting during the gubernatorial election. “The attack is to displace Christians who will not vote for the ruling APC,” a community leader said. The Labour Party candidate for the Kaduna State governorship is a local leader and the former head of the Southern Kaduna People’s Union, a community organization.