Christmas in Nigeria was a bloodbath in one town, as we reported on earlier this week. Sadly, today we are hearing the news that a toddler was murdered today in the Christian dominated village where the early Christian massacres recently took place.
The AFP is reporting,
The killing in the Christian-dominated village comes amid growing fears of civil unrest in the country following a deadly string of Christmas attacks claimed by Islamist group Boko Haram.
“Three people—a man, his wife and daughter—have been confirmed killed in that (Uwuk) village. They were attacked in the night while they were asleep,” Plateau state spokesman Ayuba Paro told AFP.
Paro quoted the villagers as saying that attackers who struck late Tuesday were suspected to be Fulani tribesmen, a mostly Muslim group which has been blamed for previous raids on the village.
A sister of the slain woman told AFP that the attack happened about 10:00 pm (2100 GMT).
“I was in the next village when they called me to tell me that my sister had been killed. She, her husband and their three-year-old daughter were shot and stabbed in their rooms,” she said.
A former councillor in the area, Peter Dachumgas, said “all the people they killed were sleeping in one house and only one person, the younger brother of the slain man escaped through the window.”
Jos lies in the middle-belt region between the predominantly Muslim north and the mainly Christian south of Africa’s most populous nation.
Please keep Christians in Nigeria in your prayers. Pray for peace and for those who are persecuting Christians to come to a saving knowledge and faith in the Jesus they are persecuting.
Full story here.