Continued violence in the Kaduna state of Nigeria has now claimed the life of Rev. Alubara Audu and two others. The murders were likely the work of Fulani militants who conducted yet another raid Sunday against Christians in the region.
Seven other Christians were also abducted in the attack.
Christian Solidarity Worldwide, a human rights organization based in London, said that the event began around 2 a.m. when the Fulani militia invaded the Buda community, which has a large number of believers.
The organization reported the three murdered victims were all fathers of multiple children.
- 45-year-old Rev. Alubara Audu, father of five
- 40-year-old Adamu Tata, father of four
- 37-year-old Ishaku Peter, father of five
"We express our deepest condolences to all those who have lost loved ones in the recent attacks, and continue to call for effective action on the part of the Kaduna State and Nigerian Federal governments to secure the immediate, unconditional, and safe release of all those abducted, and to ensure perpetrators are brought to justice," said Christian Solidarity Worldwide Chief Executive Mervyn Thomas in a statement.