Fulani herdsmen killed a pastor on March 23 in Kaduna State, Nigeria, two weeks after terrorists killed a Baptist pastor’s son in the same state, Morning Star News reported.
Musa Mairimi, pastor of the Evangelical Church Winning All in Buda 2 village, near Kasuwan Magani in Kajuru County, was killed in his home and his wife kidnapped.
More than 100 Christians have been kidnapped in Kaduna State’s Kauru, Jaba, Kachia, Kagarko and Kajuru counties, Morning Star reported.
In Kaduna state’s Karimbu-Kahugu village, Lere County, terrorists on March 10 broke into the home of Baptist Pastor Dadi Babas, killed his son and kidnapped his wife and three other family members while the pastor was attending the funeral of this brother in Bauchi state, he said.
Pastor Babas said his wife has been released and that terrorists are demanding a ransom of 5 million naira (US$10,841) for the release of his remaining family members.
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.
EDITOR’S NOTE — This story was written and originally published by Morning Star News.