Thursday, November 15, 2018

Christians are being 'driven from north Nigeria' by Islamist militants

From Nigeria-

The UK church has been urged to pray for persecuted Christians in Nigeria on Sunday's International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church.

Nigeria is the focus of Release International's prayers for the day. According to a Release partner in Nigeria, attacks by Islamist Fulani militants are continuing to have a devastating effect on Christians. 'In the first six months of 2018, some 6,000 people have been killed and close to 50,000 displaced. The escalation of killings is very clear,' the partner said.

Another Release partner, Anglican Archbishop Benjamin Kwashi, has repeatedly called for the government to protect Christians in northern Nigeria against the increasing attacks: 'I am raising an alarm – if the government will listen,' he said.

Last month, on October 18, militants killed dozens of Christians in a market place in Kaduna and burned down a church. The death toll is said to have exceeded 50.

On November 9, armed herdsmen killed seven farmers in Kaduna before fleeing to what police described as a no-go area.

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