Islamic Terrorists Kill Christians In North Nigeria’

Thursday, April 7, 2022

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent Worthy News

ABUJA (Worthy News) - Islamic “terrorists” have attacked a mainly Christian suburb of Nigeria’s Kaduna city, killing three believers as part of an ongoing deadly anti-Christian terror campaign, Christians said Thursday.

Three Christians were also injured in the March 31 violence, residents said in published remarks.

Morning Star News, a Christian news agency, quoted area pastor Ibrahim Simon as saying that the gunmen attacked Angwan Bulus village in the Sabon Tasha area of Chikun County. Among those killed was an employee of a Christian aid group, the Kaduna Rescue Mission, residents said.

The previous day, March 30, suspected Islamic Fulani herders reportedly abducted two Christians working at their farms in Angwan Barde village, another suburb of Kaduna.

Earlier, the “herdsmen and terrorists” attacked the villages of Kpemu, Gwegna, Koliko, and Chivin in Kagarko County of Kaduna state on March 28, killing three Christians, residents added.

Kagarko Council official Godwin Magaji said three Christians were killed and six others injured in the attacks and that the wounded were receiving hospital treatment.

Also March 28, “herdsmen and terrorists” attacked Ungwan Bulus, a mainly Christian community in Zangon Kataf County, Kaduna state, killing six Christians, area resident Jonathan Bobai told Morning Star News.

Nigeria led the world in Christians killed for their faith last year, Christian rights group Open Doors says. Over the period October 1, 2020, to September 30, 2021, it recorded 4,650 Christian deaths, up from 3,530 the previous year.

The numbers appeared on the Open Doors’ 2022 World Watch List (WWL) report citing the 50 nations where it says Christians face the most persecution for their faith.

The number of kidnapped Christians was also highest in Nigeria, at more than 2,500, up from 990 the previous year, according to WWL estimates. Nigeria trailed only Communist-run China in the number of churches attacked, with 470 cases, according to the report.

A separate report of rights groups noticed this week that more than 13,000 people, many of them Christians, have been killed in attacks by Fulani extremists between 2009 and 2021.