Extremists killed five people and put another on trial for blasphemy as the onslaught against Christians continues in Nigeria.
Islamic State West Africa Province is suspected of killing two Christians in Kano State Sept. 24, reported Morning Star News. The Christians were shot at close range at a business.
The next day in Plateau State, Muslim Fulani herdsmen are suspected of killing one Christian in Bangai village. Another Christian was slain in Jannaret village, Morning Star reported. In an incident in Mere village Sept. 19, Fulani killed a Christian woman working on her farm.
In Bauchi State, Rhoda Ya’u Jatau is being tried for blasphemy after Nigeria’s secret police arrested her and kept her in prison incommunicado for four months.
Jatau is accused of forwarding a WhatsApp item concerning Deborah Emmanuel Yakubu, a college student in Sokoto State, who had been falsely accused of blasphemy. The accusation ultimately incited Yakubu’s murder.
Nigeria is No. 7 on Open Doors’ 2022 World Watch List of places most difficult to be a Christian. Nigeria has led the world in the number of Christians kidnapped or killed for their faith.