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Terrorists massacre 27 Christians in Kaduna, Nigeria

Fulani herdsmen and other terrorists launched two attacks that killed 27 Christians and left dozens more wounded.

17 Christians were massacred in Ungwan Wakili village on the 10th of March and 10 more Christians were slaughtered on the 14th of March in Langson village.

Sam Archie, president of the local community development association implores the government to arrest the perpetrators, since their identities and whereabouts are well-known. Attacks against innocent  Christians are recurring in Zangon Kataf County on a regular basis. Residents, who lost numerous family members in the ambush, said that the armed Muslim Fulani herdsmen had previously destroyed their farms and crops. 

Casimir Biriyok, president of the Southern Kaduna People in Diaspora (SOKAPDA) and Janet Nale, the Association’s secretary, expressed their concerns towards the Nigerian government’s attitude. It seems Christian lives have very little to no value in the region. The spokesman for the Kaduna State Police Command issued a short statement that only confirmed the attack, without condemning the perpetrators. 

Based on the Open Doors’ 2023 World Watch List (WWL) report, Nigeria led the world in atrocities against Christians last year. 5014 Christians were murdered for their faith in 2022. Moreover, 4726 Christians were abducted;  sexually assaulted or harassed, forcibly married or physically or mentally abused. Most Christian homes and businesses were attacked and the Nigerian government still denied the religious persecution. The WWL report noted “Militants from the Fulani, Boko Haram, Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) and others conduct raids on Christian communities, killing, maiming, raping and kidnapping for ransom or sexual slavery”.

Even though many clans of the Muslim Fulani don’t share these extremist views, the ones that stand by the radical Islamist ideology, focus on destroying Christian identity and forcefully taking over Christian lands.


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