14 Baptist Christians killed, 6 wounded in Muslim attack in Nigeria

by Laura Mize · Aug 4th, 2020 2:42 pm
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Last Updated Aug 5th, 2020 at 7:29 am

Fourteen Christians were killed and another six injured during a recent attack on a village in Nigeria carried out by Muslim Fulani herdsmen.

Victims of the attack belonged to Bethel Baptist Church in Agbadu-Daruwana, and 13 of the people who died were members of the same extended family. Within that family, only one person now remains alive.

Local law enforcement say Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, who is himself a Fulani, pressures them not to use the term "Fulani" in describing attacks, and a reports from at least two government official eliminate use of the term, describing the assailants only as criminals.

But a local woman says the attackers spoke the Fulani language as they ransacked the village.

"They invaded the village armed with guns and riding motorcycles," Rachael Nuhu said. "They were speaking in the Fulani language as they attacked our people. This is not the first time they're attacking our communities, as other villages around us had been attacked in a similar way by these herdsmen."

In 2018, Fulani herdsmen reportedly killed nearly 3 dozen people and burned 20 homes in two counties.

A group called All Africa Baptist Fellowship wrote about the killings and their aftermath on Facebook.

"All the community members, mainly Christians, have all fled," the group wrote. "Please pray for God's intervention against antichrist in the land."


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