3 More Nigerian Christians Dead, 75 Houses Burned With Food Stores as Muslim Fulani Herdsmen Attacks Continue 'Without Resistance' by Government
by Jordan Hilger, Worthy News Correspondent
(Worthy News) - Three Christians were killed in mid-July by Muslim Fulani Herdsmen attacks in North-Central Nigeria, among them a pregnant mother of two.
Margaret Wakili, 27, who lived in Ancha village, Plateau state, was killed on her farm on July 15, a day after the Herdsmen raided Tafigana, Kperie, Hukke and Rikwechongu villages, burning millions of naira worth of food stores, according to area resident Zongo Lawrence.
“We are left without rescue,” Lawrence told Morning Star News. “Hundreds of our people have been killed by the Fulani herdsmen in the past three years.”
The other Christians killed were father and son Thomas Wollo, 46 and Ngwe Thomas Wollo, 7, adding to a toll that has seen 17 Christian deaths this year in an area rife with seemingly unending raids from the Muslim pastoralists.
Along with the Christians who were killed, 75 houses were burnt to the ground while Christians attended worship services, according to Lawrence.
Open Doors USA CEO David Curry recently pinpointed this section of Nigeria as one of the most difficult places in the world to be a Christian, issuing a statement to the effect that “despite years of promises, Boko Haram and Fulani Militants are killing Christians without resistance from the Nigerian government.”
Nigeria is number 12 in Open Doors USA’s persecution rating system.