Violence against Christians continues in Nigeria

JOS, Nigeria — Muslim Fulani herdsmen continue to kidnap, attack and kill Christians in Nigeria. In the past few weeks:

  • In Plateau state, the head of a Christian high school, his wife and children were shot May 5. The husband was critically wounded. His wife and children are recovering. A Christian couple was attacked April 26, seriously injuring the husband.
  • In Miango County, four Christians were ambushed and killed May 3.
  • In Kaduna state, Emmanuel Iliya Agiya (pictured here with his wife), was abducted April 22. He is an elder and treasurer of the Evangelical Church Winning All. Also, a Christian was killed, two brothers wounded and two girls kidnapped on April 14. The girls were rescued.
  • At a wedding April 12 in Shiroro County, 12 Christians were killed and the newlyweds abducted. Five Christian villagers were killed.

Nigeria is No. 12 on Open Door’s 2020 World Watch List of countries where Christians face the highest persecution. (Morning Star News)