Sultan Bello Mosque, city of Kaduna, Kaduna state, Nigeria.
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Militants kill 11 Christians, abduct others in Nigeria

JOS, Nigeria — Eleven people were killed and dozens of others kidnapped in October in ongoing rampages of Muslim Fulani militants upon Christians in Nigeria.

Morning Star News reports that Fulani militants are responsible for the following, which occurred in Kaduna state between Oct. 11 and Oct. 31:

  • Two Christians killed and dozens abducted during a worship service in Kakau Daji village
  • Four Christians slain in Jankasa village
  • Two Christians gunned down in Ungwan Taila village
  • A Baptist pastor and another Christian killed in an ambush in Lisuru Gida village
  • One Christian slain in U/Gwaska Ikulu village.

From November 2019 through October 2020, the highest number of Christians killed for their faith was in Nigeria, according to Open Doors. Nigeria is No. 9 on Open Doors’ 2021 World Watch List of places most difficult to be a Christian.

In a related incident, International Christian Concern, quoting the Christian Post, reported Nigerian Roman Catholic journalist Luka Binniyat was arrested for reporting about militant Fulani attacks on Nigerian Christians. His arrest followed an Oct. 29 article about Fulani militants slaughtering Christian farmers.

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