Ferocious Attacks on Christians in Nigeria Continue

ICC Note

Christian murder counts continue to rise quickly in Nigeria. Attacks by Fulani militants, Boko Haram terrorists, and Muslim students have extended the year’s violent start into February. Fulani attacked and burned down nine village churches in Adamawa state along with many homes. These types of attacks show that the Fulani are targeting farmers not just over their land or ethnic differences, but specifically attacking Christians and their places of worship. After local security forces were called, the Fulani were able to continue the killing and destruction for several hours before help arrived.

02/12/2018 Nigeria (WorldWatchMonitor) In Nigeria, a new wave of attacks has seen dozens killed in Christian communities across the country.

The violence has hit the north-eastern state of Adamawa, one of the most affected by Boko Haram, and also the Middle Belt states of Nasarawa and Benue, where Fulani herdsmen have caused havoc in recent years.

In Adamawa state, a Christian student was killed, and others injured, in an attack by Muslim students at the Modibbo Adama University of Technology (MAUTECH) of Yola, the state capital, on 4 February.

A local source, who wanted to remain anonymous, told World Watch Monitor that the incident started around 7pm, as some students were in their classes, revising ahead of their exams scheduled the following day.

Other students were holding their fellowships in various places across the campus, when suddenly, a mob of fellow students, armed with sticks and machetes and chanting “Allahu Akbar” (Allah is the greatest), stormed the classrooms.

Christian students in one of the lecture theatres (Lecture Room LT2) were forced to flee after their room was set ablaze. They ran immediately to a Catholic church (still on the campus), where other students were having their fellowship, to prevent the assailants from attacking and setting it on fire.

Other students who were having their fellowship in another church, the Trinity Chapel (also on the campus), had to come out immediately to help.


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