Nigeria: Fulani militants continue to murder Christians with impunity

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

by Karen Faulkner, Worthy News Correspondent

(Worthy News) - In their continued murderous onslaught against Christians, Fulani militants in Nigeria’s Kaduna state killed a believer and abducted five others during an April 25 attack on a Baptist Church in Manini Tasha village, Morning Star News (MSN) reports.

In a text message to MSN, Yakubu Bala of Haske Baptist Church in Chikun County said: “The Fulani herdsmen came to our village as the church service was going on. They surrounded the church and started shooting. They came at about 9 a.m., and they rode on motorcycles. They shot at us randomly and at anyone they sighted.”

Bala stated that Zakariah Dogonyaro, a medical doctor with the Kaduna State Ministry of Health, was shot dead. Bala also said five people, including his sister-in-law, stepmother, and niece were kidnapped by the terrorists. Police added that a man named Shehu Haruna was taken to hospital with gunshot wounds.

Referring to the ongoing Fulani attacks against Christians, Rev. Caleb Ma’aji, secretary of the Kaduna state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria said in a press statement about the latest assault: “We wonder, what is the crime of innocent citizens, and how come the terrorists appear more free and protected than the citizens? This is a challenge to the government; indeed a government that is unable to guarantee the safety of its citizens and their properties will be best termed a failed government.”

“The Kaduna state government and the federal government should stop making noise about insecurity and simply act now, before Nigerians will have no option than to turn to self-help,” Ma’aji said.