Violence in Kaduna Continues, Hundreds Killed

Fighting has led to hundreds deaths in Kaduna State recently. The attacks began on February 10 with 11 people being killed in the village of Ungwan Barde. After this, Governor El-Rufai reported on an attack on a Fulani Herdsmen village. During this attack, he first reported that 66 people were killed. Then a few days later he reported that the number was up to 131. After this on February 26, 38 people were killed in Karamai. Two weeks later on March 10, 35 more people were killed in attacks on the Ungwan Barde community again. The very next day, another 46 people were killed in Anguwan Gamu village, where 100 houses were also burned down.

Boko Haram Attacks Christian Village, Destroys Church

International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that earlier today, around 6:00 a.m., Boko Haram insurgents launched an attack on Ngurhlavu village of Lassa in Askira-Uba local council area of southern Borno State. Most of the villagers were able to flee into the bush, but the insurgents burned down six homes, destroyed the EYN Church (Church of the Brethren), killed one person, and abducted two sisters, Stella Ibrahim and Plungwa Ibrahim.

Pastor in Myanmar Abducted by Arakan Army

International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on February 13, Pastor U Thar Tun was taken from his home in Buthidaung township, Rakhine State, by members of the Arakan Army (AA), a Buddhist rebel group. According to his wife, Daw Hla Sein, the insurgent group initially demanded that they leave their home to talk, so the family complied with the orders. However, the insurgents then tied up the pastor and dragged him away. She soon informed the local authorities and the police are now investigating the abduction.