Nigeria: Two children among eight Christians murdered by Islamic militants

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

by Karen Faulkner, Worthy News Correspondent

(Worthy News) - Two children were among eight Christians murdered by Fulani Muslim herdsmen in Nigeria’s Plateau state on Thursday, May 5, Morning Star News (MSN) reports.

Despite repeated warnings by international human rights groups that Nigerian Christians are in danger of genocide, neither the Nigerian government nor the international community has done anything to stop some 43,000 Nigerian Christians from being murdered by Islamic terrorists, especially Fulani herdsmen, in the last 12 years.

Thursday night’s attack took place on ethnic Irigwe Christians in the Cinke and Zarama villages of Kwall District, Bassa County.

“The attack is no doubt the continuous perpetration of terror and mayhem in Rigwe land in an attempt to forcefully eject the peace-loving Rigwe people from their ancestral land, as well as complete annihilation of the entire tribe,” Davidson Malison of the Irigwe Development Association (IDA), said in a press statement. “The attacks have become a daily affair as the marauders have assumed [they are] an ‘immuned’ set of people and are feeling untouchable, daring the authorities concerned.”

“This spate of wanton killings and destruction of lives and property, stealing of valuable items of the Irigwe people, has passed a condemnable level which requires a drastic decision and action,” Malison added. “We are yet again thrown into a deep mourning mood and painfully and sadly commiserate with the entire Rigwe people.”

Those murdered on May 5 were identified as Mary Gya, 4; Esther La’aji, 5; Elizabeth Weyi, 21; Irah Weyi, 48; Ladi Mandu; Titus Agah, 40; Aweh Ngwe, 47; and Sunday Dada, Malison said.

Nigeria ranked number first in the world last year for the number of Christians murdered on account of their faith.