Nigerian Christians killed in violent ambushes by Fulani herdsmen

JOS, Nigeria — Two Christians were decapitated April 13 in Nigeria in ongoing violence by Muslim Fulani herdsmen.

The two Catholics were ambushed in Ologba village, Benue state. They were traveling between villages to visit friends.

Two days earlier, armed herdsmen killed a Christian farmer in Maiduna village, Plateau state. The farmer was a member of the Church of Christ in Nations.

In 24 months in Daffo District of Plateau state, more than 40 Christians have been killed, 7,000 displaced and 11 communities destroyed.

Herdsmen also have besieged Benue state in the past four years, killing, kidnapping and torturing Christians. In March, the Islamic militants killed 16 Christians in the villages of Chongu, Mbanyiar, Abaji and Mbanyiar.

On Jan. 30, Christian Solidarity International issued a genocide warning, urging Nigeria’s government to take action.

Nigeria ranks 12th on Open Doors’ 2020 World Watch List for “very high persecution” of Christians. (Morning Star)