14 Baptists murdered by Muslim Fulani herdsmen in ongoing slaughter of Christians in Nigeria

Thursday, August 6, 2020

by Karen Faulkner, Worthy News Correspondent

(Worthy News) - Muslim Fulani herdsmen continue to murder Christian Nigerians and, on July 29, fourteen Baptist Christians were killed in Agbadu-Daruwana in central Nigeria’s Kogi state, Morning Star News reports. “Please pray for God’s intervention against antichrist in the land,” leaders of the All Africa Baptist Fellowship have implored in a Facebook post.

According to Morning Star News, police said 13 members of one family were killed in the July 29 attack on Agbadu-Daruwana. A man has lost his wife, his mother, all of his children, his younger brother, an aunt, an uncle, and a sister-in-law, Kogi State Command Commissioner of Police Ede Ayuba said in a statement. “In that family, it is only one person that survived,” Ayuba said. The Commissioner said that in addition to those who lost their lives, six others were wounded.

Leaders of the All Africa Baptist Fellowship posted on their Facebook page that those who died were all members of the Bethel Baptist Church in Agbadu-Daruwana, part of the Lokoja Baptist Association of Kogi State Baptist Conference. “They have since been buried,” the post read. “All the community members, mainly Christians, have all fled.”

“[The killers] invaded the village armed with guns and riding motorcycles,” local resident Rachael Nuhu told Morning Star News in text messages. “They were speaking in the Fulani language as they attacked our people. This is not the first time they’re attacking our communities, as other villages around us had been attacked in a similar way by these herdsmen.”

Christian Solidarity International (CSI) went so far as to issue a genocide warning for Nigeria as early as January 30. Calling on the United Nations Security Council to respond, CSI said action must be taken against “a rising tide of violence directed against Nigerian Christians and others classified as ‘infidels’ by Islamist militants in the country’s north and middle belt regions.”