ABUJA, Nigeria — Christians in Nigeria are among those killed in attacks on two villages in two different states.
According to Morning Star News, 46 Christians were killed in raids June 3–4 upon the villages of Imande Mbakange, Michihe, Achamegh and Mbagene Kpav — all in Benue State. Muslim Fulani herdsmen are suspected in the deadly attacks.
In addition, Charles Onomhoale Igechi, a Roman Catholic priest, was killed June 7 while driving in Benin, which is in Edo state, reports Morning Star, quoting Augustine Akubeze, the archbishop of the Archdiocese of Benin.
Igechi, vice principal of St. Michael College in Ikhueniro, was shot numerous times, the archbishop said.
The identities of the gunmen were not known as of Morning Star’s June 15 report on the shooting.
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 killed for their faith, kidnapped, sexually assaulted, forcibly married or physically or mentally abused.