TAWARI, Nigeria — In ongoing targeting of Christians, Muslim Fulani herdsmen killed a pastor July 24 whom they had kidnapped two weeks earlier.
Morning Star News reported Danlami Yakwoi, two sons and a nephew were kidnapped July 12 in Tawari. Yakwoi apparently died after being tortured. One son was released July 25 after ransom was paid. The other son and the nephew remain captive, the report stated.
Also in Nigeria, herdsmen abducted Solomon Nidiamaka, a Christian, on July 19 from a hospital in Ugwolawo.
And on Aug. 5, local authorities demolished a church building in Maiduguri, Barnabas Fund reported. An operative with the Civilian Joint Taskforce, which accompanied the demolition team, allegedly fired on protesters, killing Ezekiel Bitrus (son of a pastor) and injuring five others.
The operative accused of shooting Bitrus was arrested, according to the report, which noted church members worshipped Aug. 8 in the demolished building.
Nigeria is No. 9 on Open Doors’ 2021 World Watch List of places most difficult to be a Christian.