This is an update of the continuing slaughter of Christians in Nigeria.
Muslim Fulani herdsmen on Monday (July 20) killed 11 Christians in an attack in Kaduna state, Nigeria, in the village of Gora Gan.
This brings the number of murdered Nigerian Christians to 50 since June 12. This particular attack sent seven survivors to the hospital in Zonkwa. Many houses were torched, and there are now over 500 new refugees in a camp in Zonkwa.
The herdsmen on Sunday (July 19) attacked predominantly Christian Kukum Daji, in Kaura County, killing 18 Christians and wounding 31 others, according to Christian community leader Yashen Sunday Titus. A wedding reception was taking place at the time, he said. …
In Kajuru County, Fulani herdsmen on Friday (July 17) attacked Doka Avong village, killing five Christians, including 3-year-old Faith Shagari and Dorcas Shagari, 6. Also slain were Gloria Shagari, 25; Hussaini Daudu, 40; and Ayuba Bulus, 40, sources said.
On the same day in Katchia County, herdsmen attacked Mai-Ido village, killing four Christians and kidnapping 10 others, resident Chris Maiyaki told Morning Star News by text message. …
Attacking the southern Kaduna villages of Chibuak and Kigudu on July 9-10, the herdsmen killed 20 Christians, said the Rev. Aaron Tanko, an area Roman Catholic priest.
“Many others are missing, and we presume that they might have been kidnapped,” Tanko said.
Nine Christians were killed in Chibuak on July 9, and 11 were killed in a night raid on Kigudu village on July 10, he said.
“Some people are still missing, so I cannot conclusively say this is the casualty figure,” Tanko said. “Some of those killed are my parishioners, and other Christians of other church denominations. …
On July 12 herdsmen killed two other Christians in Anguwan Audu, sources said. The Rev. Gambo Waziri of the ECWA [Evangelical Church Winning All] said recent attacks on 20 predominantly Christian communities have displaced 1,200 people. …
Herdsmen attacked the villages of Doka, Afogo, Kallah, Gefe and Libere, all bordering the Ladugga grazing reserve, July 2-5, area Christian leader Awemi Dio Maisamari said in a press statement. … two women at Doka were seriously wounded, and one man named Yohanna Mutane was killed at Maraban Kajuru….
Luka Binniyat, spokesman for the Southern Kaduna People’s Union (SOKAPU), said Kaduna Gov. Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai has shown no concern about the killings.
The summer spree of killings was kicked off on June 12 with the murder of Evangelical pastor Bulus Bayi. He was targeted. They found him working on his small farm.
Non-governmental aid workers who are trying to help Nigerian Christians are also targeted. Here is a story from yesterday:
Boko Haram militants have killed five hostages, including four aid workers, who were abducted last month in northeastern Nigeria, a UN spokeswoman told CNN on Thursday.
The aid workers belonged to different humanitarian agencies, and a security personnel member working with the team was among the hostages, said Eve Sabbagh, spokeswoman for the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance.
I posted several times last year about jihad in Africa. The situation has only worsened.
Three of my 2019 posts were focused on jihad in Nigeria. Four additional posts surveyed jihadi attacks more generally in Africa and included bulletins about murders, arsons, kidnappings and other jihadi violence in Nigeria. Y’all have not heard more from me, not because I lost interest, nor because the slaughter abated, but because I was afraid I was wearing you out with death reports from the African jihad.
Two weeks ago the Family Research Council issued a report, “The Crisis of Christian Persecution in Nigeria.” That report is mostly a presentation of material that was in my posts from last year, with some fresh information from earlier this year and also they have some really good quotes. They include a pretty good political analysis, though they handled some aspects of the story with more restraint than I wish to see.
Last month in the UK, the UK All Party Parliamentary Group for International Freedom of Religion or Belief, headed by Baroness Caroline Cox, issued a report: “Nigeria: Unfolding Genocide?”
There is a lot of overlap between these two new reports. They dryly present a catalog of death and destruction suffered by Christians at the hands of Muslim jihadiis.
Nobody thinks that these efforts to bring fresh political attention to the jihad in Nigeria will change anything.
How long, O Lord, how long?