The governor of Kaduna State, Nigeria met with church leaders after the pace of terrorist killings since September increased in a Christian area, including 25 people slain in the first two weeks of January, Morning Star News reported.
James Bitrus, Christian leader of the Dnata Chiefdom in predominantly Christian Kagarko County in southern Kaduna State, said Muslim militants killed more than 100 Christians in the area over the past four months.
Bitrus spoke with Christian Daily International-Morning Star News after he and other Christian leaders met with Kaduna Gov. Uba Sani and the heads of security agencies on Jan. 16 in response to the outcry against terrorism in the state.
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“These attacks became worse from the month of September to this January,” Bitrus reported. “Since November, many of our people have been forced to flee our communities; farmers are not able to go to their farms. This is aside from about 100 more Christians who have been killed in the past four months.”
More than 100 Christians were also kidnapped as terrorists killed 25 Christians in the first part of January, he said.