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Reign of terror against Christians continues in Nigeria

18 Christians were slaughtered and many more wounded in 11 days of attacks through Wednesday, April 26

Dalyop Solomon Mwamtiri, an attorney with the Emancipation Centre for Crisis Victims in Nigeria (ECCVN) disclosed the horrific details of simultaneously coordinated attacks in 11 predominantly Christian communities. “The attackers were identified by Christian victims as Fulani terrorists” he said. “The dastardly acts of terrorism unleashed by suspected Fulani militias in Plateau state have continued to claim lives, destruction of property including home and farmed crops on daily bases”. 

Reverend Gwong Dachollom of the Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN) in Darwat was ambushed, shot and cut with a machete on Monday the 24th of April.

Terrorists killed 6 Christians in Farin Lamba village of Jos South Local Government Area on the 25th of April.  During their burial ceremony another tragic incident of armed attack was carried out in Gako community, where terrorists killed a Christian Polytechnic graduate, Mr. Philip Bitrus. Another three Christians in Darwat village were injured in attacks whilst working on their farms on the 26th.

“In Wereng, a household was attacked, leaving one family member dead, and a second family member was ambushed while he was on his way to Kwi community. In Tapo, nine Christians were ambushed by the terrorists while they were on their way from another village. Four of them were killed, while five of them escaped with injuries” said an area resident. “They laid an ambush at Tapo forest and sporadically opened gunfire at them. These Christians were returning home from Heipang, the District headquarters in the Barkin Ladi Local Government Area” he added. 

Extremist Fulani are planning to forcefully take over Christians’ lands and impose Islam, following the results of desertification, which made it difficult for them to sustain their herds. Based on a report of the United Kingdom’s All-Party Parliamentary Group for International Freedom or Belief (APPG), they adopt a comparable strategy to Boko Haram and ISWAP and demonstrate a clear intent to target Christians and symbols of Christian identity. Nigeria’s government does not provide any humanitarian assistance and continues to deny that this is religious persecution, therefore violations of Christians’ rights can carry on without any punishment. 


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