Nigeria: Two Pastors Among 46 Christians Killed By Muslims In Kaduna State
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Morning Star News – “Following attacks on three towns in Nigeria’s Kaduna state last week that killed 46 Christians, church leaders said the Muslim Fulani assailants seem driven to rid the area of Christianity and use the land to graze their cattle.
Two pastors were among 31 Christians killed just after midnight on Sept. 17 in Karshin Daji, where 15 others were injured and 15 houses burned down, Christian leaders said. Pastor Ezra Ibrahim of the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) was killed, and the Rev. Julius Jako of the ECWA was slain alongside his wife and daughter, said 60-year-old Danjuma Awe, an elder of the ECWA congregation in Karshin Daji.
Jako, his wife Rhoda and their 12-year-old daughter Husseina were in their home on their church premises in Karshin Daji when Awe heard about an attack going on at Fadan Karshi, just five kilometers (three miles) away, he said. His family told Jako’s son to warn his father, and he left.
‘Suddenly we heard sounds of gunshots around our village,’ Awe said. ‘The pastor was still in the pastorate when the Muslim Fulani gunmen forced their way onto the church premises. They cut him, his wife, and a daughter with a machete, and then tied the hands and feet of the three of them before setting the house on fire. The three of them were burned to ashes in the living room of the pastorate. We only found the charred remains of the three of them the following morning.’
In three hours of bloodshed without any effort to intervene by security agencies, the Fulani Muslims killed 31 Christians in Karshin Daji, he said. The 15 wounded received hospital treatment. The village has two churches, the ECWA Church and an Evangelical Reformed Church of Christ (ERCC).
Four slain families in the village left no surviving members, Awe said – the Maisamari, Maichibi, Danjuma and Peter families.
Jako had pastored the ECWA church of 150 members for three years. He was 55.
In Angwan Ganye, the assailants also burned houses and killed two Christians, according to a member of the ECWA church in Fadan Karshi.
‘One of our pastors whom we sent there as a missionary was killed alongside a female member of his church,’ said the church member, whose name is withheld for security reasons. ‘The pastor was a young man who had just graduated from the Bible College.'” Read more.
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