Nigeria: Slaughter of Christians continues

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by Karen Faulkner, Worthy News Correspondent

(Worthy News) – Islamic jihadists have killed 17 Christians in Nigeria’s Kaduna state, as the slaughter of Christians in the country continues unabated and with impunity, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports. 

ICC staff reported seeing the bodies of 14 Christians who were recently killed by Islamic militants in the Ungwan Wakili community in the Zangon Kataf LGA of Kaduna State.  A further three Christians reportedly died in hospital after being wounded in the same attack.

It is well known, if not widely reported that the Muslim-led Nigerian government does very little to protect Christians – and in some cases, deliberately places them in danger. A case in point is Kaduna state, where the Islamic governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has long persecuted believers. 

“El-Rufai has a long history of allowing attacks on Christian communities and punishing Christian communities who protest the security situation in the area,” ICC said in its report. “Since taking office as Governor of Kaduna State in May 2015, El-Rufai has repeatedly endangered Christian communities by ordering them into strict lockdowns. These lockdown orders, which trap villagers in their homes, prevent villagers from organizing early warning systems and make militant attacks even more deadly as villagers no longer have the warning they need to flee impending attacks.”

“Please pray for Christians in Nigeria,” ICC asked.

With tens of thousands of Christians murdered by Islamic militants in the Middle Belt region since 2015, Nigeria ranks 6th on the US Open Doors World Watch List 2023 of the top 50 countries which are most dangerous for believers in Christ.

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