28 people murdered in jihadist attack on South Sudanese Christian community

01/14/2022 south sudan (International Christian Concern) – According to the Barnabus Fund, at least 28 people were killed and 57 homes burned down by Islamist extremists in a January attack on the Christian community of Yith Pabol.

January 6thand, Bishop Joseph Mamer Manot told the Barnabas Fund that “Mass displacement has occurred and the humanitarian situation is alarming as food and other belongings have been burned to the ground, leaving survivors without shelter, food and drinking water.”

The news agency reported that a similar attack occurred the same week in the nearby village of Miodol, which left at least four people dead and three others missing.

South Sudan is a predominantly Christian nation that gained independence in 2011, making it the youngest country in the world and one that has been mired in a civil war since its inception.

In August last year, two nuns were shot dead in cold blood by jihadists as they drove on the Juba-Nimule highway in South Sudan.

“Islam is now invading South Sudan. They say that South Sudan is a strategic place and that [it] will be the door to Africa [so that] Islam can spread to all of Africa,” a believer told Mission Network News after the devastating killings.

Please join us in praying for our brothers and sisters in South Sudan and for believers around the world who are being persecuted for their faith.

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