Jihadists attack funeral of boy they killed, terrorize Christian community
07/31/2021 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – Last week, Celina Ishaku’s son was murdered by Fulani activists, the same jihadist group that killed her husband two years ago. As Celina buried her son the day after his death, an ICC contact present reported that Fulani activists attacked again, shooting mourners at the funeral.
“The Peuls (militants) killed my husband two years ago and set my house on fire,” Celina told ICC through tears, “My farm was destroyed three days ago, now my son is killed and my house is on fire again. “
The attack took place on July 28e in the villages of Nche-Tahu and Zanwra in the district of Miango in Plateau State. More than 30 farmlands were destroyed and 10 houses burned down by radical Muslim shepherds, while more than 100 animals were stolen along with other valuables.
“Unfortunately, we have lost 3 dynamic and enterprising young people due to attacks and ambushes by Fulani militias in Zagwra amidst the destruction of many agricultural crops,Said Nuhu Nga, publicity secretary of the Miango Youth Development Association. “May God console us all and may the soul of the deceased rest in perfect peace”.
“From all indications, the enemy will not stop,” Nga continued. “It is our desire and our prayer that the God we trust will end this, as it is evident that the government and the security agencies are just as helpless as we are.
Although the conflict between Christian farmers and militant Fulani herders is said to be simply a dispute over resources, it has become evident from the level of hostility that these Fulani-led attacks are motivated by religion. .
The Fulani militia has now overtaken Boko Haram as the greatest threat to Nigerian Christians and has killed the majority of the more than 3,460 Christians who have already been murdered in 2021.
Please pray for the Christian communities in Nigeria who are suffering the devastation of militant groups determined to drive them from their ancestral lands. Whether it is Boko Haram, the Islamic State or Fulani activists, the damage caused by religious violence in Nigeria is massive and the victims of these groups need your prayers.
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