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Islamists Kill Christians in Plateau State

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By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent

ABUJA (Worthy News)-- Ethnic Fulani Muslims razed a church and killed 10 Christians in Nigeria's Plateau state in September, according to Morning Star News.

Jihadist herdsmen attacked the Bokkos area by shooting Christian farmers and setting ablaze 15 homes and an Assemblies of God church, according to the Rev. Manasseh Duwong of the Church of Christ in Nations at Mbar.

They were shouting, "Allahu Akbar" and chanting: "We must wipe out these infidel Christians today," Duwong told Morning Star.

The Rev. Moses Kungyep -- secretary of the area Regional Church Council -- told Morning Star that unless the Nigerian government can curtail the Fulani herdsmen attacks, more Christian farming communities will be displaced.

"We appeal to the federal government to take measures to check these attacks, because our church members, whose major occupation is in farming and agricultural production, are dying of hunger, as they are not able to go to their farms because they are being attacked on their farms too by these Muslim gunmen."

And should these Christian farms fail, Nigeria will also starve.

The soldiers assigned to guard the farms against attacks by herdsmen complain that they need more supplies and equipment to repel the Fulani Muslims, but many Christians farmers see this as just an excuse.

Fulani herdsmen trying to graze their cattle have always had adversarial relations with Christian farmers in Nigeria's Plateau, Bauchi, Kaduna, Taraba and Adamawa states, but now Islamist groups are exploiting this longstanding property dispute along religious lines.

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  1. Can anybody deny the significance of these deaths? To the world, it may seem insignificant, as death is a way of life for those who cut off the heads of their neighbors, fellow human beings: life is cheep, worthless and without hope. Muslims are to be pitied for they are so lost, they are so consumed with death, you know the ole saying misery likes company, what sick philosophy could ever motivate anybody to love death except they be without hope. The word of God is Hope, and with it love and righteousness, it is a light on a hill. Gods word brings life and purpose to a blind world without hope, and the cross brings with it the promise of new life where their will be no more pain or suffering. These days the earth is consumed with senseless death and suffering and in these horrifying times we see Gods word come to life. Here by these farmers we see the beginning of famines to come. "Revelation 6:8-10, And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beast of the earth. And when he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?" As sure as these Christians were killed for the cause of Christ, God will avenge the taking of innocent life, no murderer will ever enter into the kingdom, Its just a matter of time and the time is drawing short when our Lord and savior returns.

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