Fulani herdsmen and other terrorists killed a pastor and his two sons last month in Plateau State, Nigeria, and six other Christians were slain in the state in other attacks, Morning Star News reported.
Herdsmen and other terrorists on March 26 broke into the North Jos home of a family belonging to the Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN), killed Micah Gochin and kidnapped his son, the slain Christian’s daughter said.
West of Jos, in Riyom County, Fulani herdsmen on March 5 killed COCIN Pastor Musa Hyok and his two sons at midnight in their home in Ganawuri town, said resident Swachet Titus.
In Kanke County’s Kabwir town, Hannatu Bawa was kidnapped from her home on Feb. 21, an area resident said.
Fulani herdsmen attacked two predominantly Christian communities in Bokkos County, Maiyanga and Nabel villages, at about the same time, 10 p.m., on Feb. 5, killing five Christians and wounding two others with gunshot, an area resident said.
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.