One Hundred and Twenty Christians have been killed by Fulani Militant Herdsmen since February in the Kaduna state of Nigeria. They have relentlessly destroyed the villages of Inkirimi, Dogonnoma and Ungwan Gora. Approximately 50% of Nigerians are Muslim and 43.2% of Nigerians are Christians. Nigeria has ranked the 12th worst country in the world when it comes to Christian persecution as it continues on, in this region.
The attack on Monday killed 52 people and 143 homes were destroyed. Many families were badly injured and killed, most of which were women and children. Survivors of the horrific attack say that the militant herdsmen were divided into three groups. The first group shot and killed the people, the second group set buildings, people, and homes on fire and the third group, went after those who tried fleeing the scene.
The heinous incident that took place on Monday, followed with an attack the day before. In Ungwan Barde Village, Muslim Extremists massacred 17 Christians with the burning of many homes. Fulani jihadists have become a greater threat to the lives of Christians than the Islamist terror group called Boko Haram.
During the first week of March Muslim extremists massacred more than 30 Nigerian Christians in the Karamar village. They also set churches and houses on fire which seems to be a pattern carried out by those who persecute Christians in the Region. The Muslim extremists mercilessly shot at any families that tried to escape the fire, killing 32 innocent Christian people.
According to the Christian Post, in 2018 thousands of Christians have been killed. Many are calling this Massacre a Christian Genocide in Nigeria’s Middle Belt. CSW a United Nations well known organization that advocate’s for persecuted Christians worldwide, believe that the violence could have been amplified by Kaduana Governor El Rufai. His claim of 66 killed Fulani’s on the eve of Nigeria’s presidential elections, caused the death of 133 Nigerian Christians. Not all Muslim people are extremists but we can’t continue to pretend that Islam is the religion of peace it claims to be when the Quran supports these acts.
“By most conservative counts, the Quran contains over 100 passages that call Muslims to take up arms against unbelievers in the name of Allah.
“Kill them [unbelievers] wherever you find them… And fight them until there is no more unbelief and worship is for Allah alone” (Quran 2:191-193).
“Strike off their heads and strike from them every fingertip” (Quran 8:12).
“Allah has purchased from the believers their lives and their properties; in exchange for that they will have Paradise. They fight in the cause of Allah, so they slay and are slain” (Quran 9:111).
“Truly Allah loves those who fight in His cause in battle array…” (Quran 61:4)
“The Messenger of Allah said: I have been commanded to fight against people till they testify that there is no god but Allah, and that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah” (Sahih Muslim 1:33).
Therefore, when Muslim terrorists take up the call to arms in the name of Allah, they are fulfilling the Quran, not opposing it.
CSW is mandating the Nigerian Federal Government to address the uproar and slaughter against Christians. The Federal Governor seems to not want to step in and do something about the conflict; although very capable of doing so. One thing is for sure, acts of violence is not okay no matter the race, religion, or why. The silent persecution of Christians around the world continues to grow and barely get’s covered. The sad truth is that many of these acts come from the East and are being fulfilled by Muslim Extremists Groups. Around the world Christians are being Jailed or Killed for Preaching and equally not denouncing the name of Jesus Christ.
About 10 months Ago President Trump met with President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari in the Oval Office on April 30th. Buhari is the first African leader to visit Trump in the White House and although President Trump Addressed his concerns for the killings of Christians in Nigeria, since then it’s just continued. God bless the people of Nigeria and please actually do stop for one second of your day and Pray for Nigeria.
Written by Jazmin Minier