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Nigeria: Fulani Terrorists Kill 46 Christians in Benue State

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“Fulani Terrorists Kill 46 Christians in Benue State, Nigeria,” Morning Star News, June 14, 2023:

ABUJANigeria (Morning Star News) – Fulani herdsmen on June 3 and 4 killed 46 Christians in attacks on a cluster of villages in Benue state, Nigeria, sources said.

The herdsmen invaded Imande Mbakange village in the early hours of June 3, killing 28 Christians, according to a press statement from the Shitile Development Association, signed by Samuel Door, SDA president, and Ephraim Zuai, secretary of the association.

On June 4, Fulani herdsmen killed another 18 Christians, six in each of the villages of Michihe, Achamegh and Mbagene Kpav, they said.

“Altogether, 46 Christians were killed by the terrorists in the two days of attacks on our communities,” they said. “Most disturbing also is the fact that the identity of the perpetrators is known to security agencies and the Nigerian government, and yet nothing has been done to end this carnage.”…

Nigeria led the world in Christians killed for their faith in 2022, with 5,014, according to Open Doors’ 2023 World Watch List (WWL) report. It also led the world in Christians abducted (4,726), sexually assaulted or harassed, forcibly married or physically or mentally abused, and it had the most homes and businesses attacked for faith-based reasons. As in the previous year, Nigeria had the second most church attacks and internally displaced people.

In the 2023 World Watch List of the countries where it is most difficult to be a Christian, Nigeria jumped to sixth place, its highest ranking ever, from No. 7 the previous year….

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