ABUJA, Nigeria – Twenty-nine Christians were killed in March attacks in Nigeria’s Kaduna State.
In an incident March 23, Musa Mairimi, pastor of Evangelical Church Winning All, was killed at his home in Buda 2 village and his wife was abducted, states Morning Star News, quoting John Joseph Hayab, pastor and chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria’s Kaduna chapter.
On March 10 in Karimbu-Kahugu village, assailants raided the home of Baptist pastor Dadi Babas, slaying his son and abducting four family members, including Babas’ wife. His wife was released a few hours later.
Babas said a ransom of 5 million naira ($10,841) was demanded for the release of the other family members.
Also, a total of 27 Christians were slain in a March 14 attack on Langson village and a March 10 attack on Ungwan Wakili village.
Muslim Fulani herdsmen and other terrorists are suspected in the Kaduna state attacks, states Morning Star.
Nigeria is No. 6 on Open Doors’ 2023 World Watch List of places most difficult to be a Christian. Nigeria has led the world in the number of Christians kidnapped or killed for their faith.