by Karen Faulkner, Worthy News Correspondent
(Worthy News) - The slaughter of Christians by Islamic extremists in Nigeria continues: on Friday 15 October, Fulani militants murdered a father and his 8-year old son together with the driver for a representative of rights organization International Christian Concern (ICC) as the three traveled on a motorbike in Plateau state, ICC reports. The US Commission on International Religious Freedom said in its annual report this year that Nigeria is becoming a killing field for Christians.
Confirming the attack to ICC, Nuhu B. Nga of the Miango Youth Development Association Amos David, 42, his son Abednego, 8, his daughter Emma, 12, and Reuben Sunday, 28, were traveling to Nkiedonwro village in Miango District, Nkiedonwro village was left uninhabited after a 2017 massacre in which Fulani killed 29 people in a primary school classroom, but former residents often return to tend their farms there during the day, ICC said.
Fulani militants opened fire on the traveling victims at around 8 am. Emma was the only one to survive, and was taken to hospital with gunshot wounds.
Reuben Sunday was a driver for a local ICC representative in Nigeria whose name is withheld for security reasons. In a statement about the attack, the representative wrote: “Goodbye my most loyal, younger brother, and my pilot. You obeyed my last command whenever I needed you. You drove me to horror-filled places to reveal a high level of 21-century terrorism by terror Fulani militants. You took the risk and sacrifice for me, the International Committee On Nigeria, International Christian Concern, and for the sake of Christ.”
“You were killed at the time we are planning to remember 29 people killed in the classroom of LEA primary school Nkiendoro. It has been four years now since you took me to the village. Yet the terror tribesmen killed you, to add another mourning to me. I will continue to remember you… Goodbye, beloved Reuben Sunday. I love you, but Jesus loves you more. Rest with the Lord my younger brother.” Religious freedom watch groups have ranked Nigeria as number one in the world for Christians murdered on account of their faith.