ABUJA, Nigeria — A Baptist pastor and a Christian woman were killed and two Christians were abducted in a Nigerian state that continues to be a hotbed for violence.
Morning Star News reports that Gloria Isa, a Christian, was killed in her home Aug. 9 in the Ungwan Rana area of Kaduna state.
Two weeks later on Aug. 23, assailants fatally shot Jeremiah Mayau in the head as he was working on his farm. Mayau was the 61-year-old pastor of Tawaliu Baptist Church in the Ungwan Mission area of Kaduna state.
Then, on Aug. 25, brothers Yusha’u Peter and Joshua Peter were abducted from the predominantly Christian community of Wusasa in Kaduna state, 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 killed for their faith, kidnapped, assaulted, harassed, abused and forced to marry. For two years, Nigeria was second in the world for attacks upon churches and the number of Christians displaced because of violence.