ABUJA, Nigeria — During the first three weeks of June, more than 150 people died in Nigeria’s Plateau State as ongoing violence rocks the nation.
Muslim Fulani herdsmen are believed to be responsible for the deadly raids upon numerous communities and villages, states Morning Star News, quoting sources.
Among those killed was Nichodemus Kim of the Church of Christ in Nations, located in Gana-Ropp. He is the third pastor to be slain in Plateau State recently.
“Some of the Christian victims were burned alive in their houses as the herdsmen set fire on their houses,” Bamshak Ishaya, a resident of one affected area, told Morning Star. Fulani also burned a Church of Christ in Nations worship building in the village of Bwoi.
Nigeria is No. 6 on Open Doors’ 2023 World Watch List of places most difficult to be a Christian. Morning Star states that Nigeria has led the world in the number of people killed for their faith, kidnapped, assaulted or harassed, abused or forced to marry. Learn more about the violence in Nigeria here and here.