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Nigeria: Terrorists Slaughter 41 Christians in Kaduna State

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“Terrorists Slaughter 41 Christians in Kaduna State, Nigeria,” Morning Star News, January 8, 2024:

ABUJA, Nigeria, January 8, 2024 (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Suspected Fulani terrorists on Wednesday (Jan. 3) killed 41 Christians and kidnapped many others in two counties of southern Kaduna state, Nigeria, sources said.

The assailants in the early morning attacked Dokan Karji, Ungwan Sako and Kunkurai villages in the Dawaki area of Kauru County and Gefe village in Kajuru County, area resident Sunday Isuwa said.

“The attacks in Kauru claimed the lives of 17 Christians, and those in Kajuru claimed the lives of 24 Christians,” Isuwa told Morning Star News in a text message.

Another resident, Samaila Musa, said in a text message, “The terrorists who were armed with deadly weapons invaded the communities, killing children, women, men and the elderly who were unable to escape from the attackers.”

The Rev. Joseph John Hayab, chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Kaduna State Chapter, said in a press statement on Friday (Jan. 5) that the attacks were “the handiwork of evil bandits and terrorists who have been attacking our communities without relenting.”

“We are appealing to the governor of Kaduna state and Nigeria’s security agencies not to relent but ensure that these evil-doers are brought to face the wrath of the laws of our country,” Hayab said….

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