Nigeria: Fulani Muslim gunmen attack village, kill 2 Catholic teen girls, injure others

by Jordyn Pair · Jan 21st, 2020 8:57 am

Last Updated Jan 21st, 2020 at 9:22 am

Two young Catholic women were killed in southern Kaduna state, Nigeria, by Muslim Fulani herdsman on Friday, according to sources familiar with the event.

The militants rode into Gora-Gan village in Zango Kataf County on motorbikes around 5 p.m. and shot villagers on sight. A spokesman for the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union confirmed the death of two teenagers: Briget Philip, 18, and Priscilla David, 19. Both girls were congregants at the Catholic parish in Gora-Gan.

Also injured in the attack were Henry Jonathan, 18; Benjamin Peter, 19; and Goodluck Andawus, 12.

🔦 On its 2020 World Watch list, Open Doors ranked Nigeria 12th on the list for where Christians suffer the most persecution, but second on the list for the highest number of Christians killed for their faith.