Christians in Nigeria Terrorized and Massacred
July 12, 2012
We've been talking about the horrific Christian persecution taking place in Nigeria for quite some time. Today, our friends at Compass Direct, are reporting some of the latest happenings that are just heartbreaking.
Here's just a section of the latest horrific news:
But this time, anxiety ran high enough that, by Saturday, July 7, about 50 members of the Church of Christ in Nigeria around the village of Maseh had fled their homes, taking refuge in the home their pastor.
The gunmen came Saturday, entering the home and opening fire. Then they burned the house.
“Fifty of our church members were killed in the church building where they had fled to take refuge. They were killed alongside the wife of the pastor and children,” said Rev. Dachollom Datiri, vice president of the Church of Christ in Nigeria, in a July 11 interview with Open Doors News at the church’s headquarters in Jos.
Church officials said that in all, about 100 Church of Christ members were killed in the weekend attacks in 12 villages: Maseh, Ninchah, Kakkuruk, Kuzen, Negon, Pwabiduk, Kai, Ngyo, Kura Falls, Dogo, Kufang, and Ruk.
“In these twelve villages, all the church buildings of our church were burnt by the Muslim attackers,” Datiri said.
Fulani spokesmen denied involvement. On Tuesday, the radical Islamic group Boko Haram said it was responsible for the attacks, and insisted all Christians abandon Christ and accept Islam or they “would never know peace again.”
You can read more of this news here. Please add Nigerians to your daily prayer list and pray for comfort and healing for those who are left behind to deal with all of their grief, loss and fears.