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Over 30 Nigerian Christians were killed in a brutal early morning attack by radical Islamic Fulani herdsmen, who have been systematically targeting believers living on lands the extremists claim to be their territory.

The Guardian reports that the deadly assault occurred at around 4 a.m. near the town of Maro, in Kajuru County of Kaduna state, where the attackers set fire to several buildings, including homes and churches. The extremists shot civilians with rifles as they fled the burning establishments.

A member of local church Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) told Morning Star News that members “ran out of the church building as the shooting was going on.” She added, “Many have been killed, and I have not seen my family members since morning. I have escaped out of the area.”

Some villagers and local policemen tried to resist the radical Muslim assault but were forced to retreat as the attackers overwhelmed them by sheer numbers and firepower.

Kaduna’s local state government condemned the attack in a statement from Samuel Aruwan, the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor.

“Today, the Kaduna State government was briefed by security agencies of renewed attacks in Kajuru Local Government Area, and in parts of neighboring Kachia Local Government Area,” he said. “The state government has been assured that the security agencies are working assiduously to contain the situation. The government is saddened by these attacks, condemns the perpetrators and urges all residents of the area to support the security agencies in their efforts to protect communities.”

The violence was so severe that a nearby boarding school administered by the Evangelical Missionary Society (EMS) evacuated to protect the children.

“We evacuated about hundred EMS kids from Kufana for safety,” explained school director Bakari Ibrahim to Morning Star News. “Many of our missionaries working among the Kadara tribe and some in Katari areas have been displaced. Please keep praying for our nation.”

Kaduna governor Aminu Tambuwal expressed sadness for the victims and called for more security in the Kajuru and Kachia counties to protect “people’s lives and property.”

The state chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria Kaduna chapter Reverend Joseph Hayap said of the attack: “We have appealed to the youths in the area that there must never be any reprisal. We want to give the security operatives in the state the benefit of the doubt to go after the killers. We don’t want any reprisal attack because the circle of violence and killings will continue.”

Nigeria has been facing growing unrest as radical Islamic terrorist groups, including the Fulani herdsmen, have been ramping up attacks on Christians, who make up about 51% of the population.

In September 2018, Islamic extremists raided Christian homes and murdered 11 civilians in a brutal assault in the city of Jos, the capital city of the Plateau State of the African nation.

“When the Fulani herdsmen came, they shot into the house randomly, breaking and forcing their way into rooms, shooting defenseless women and children and anyone in sight,” a survivor said at the time.

Christian persecution watchdog group Open Doors ranks Nigeria high on the “World Watch List,” sitting at number 12 just below Syria.



  1. PT

    March 3, 2019 at 10:26 pm

    This country has a growing Radical Islamic population that, perhaps, needs to be weeded out just like they do to the Christians in other lands. Should we put forth our efforts to help with this weeding out process?

  2. Love your country

    March 3, 2019 at 10:57 pm

    The dem terrorists will do this to Americans if they took our guns. They want total power and part of that power is killing as many babies as they can. They want to use the terrorists fkbama brought here

  3. Stan

    March 4, 2019 at 12:40 am

    I am certain that the Christians were exercising their 2nd Amendment rights, and used their personal weapons to defend themselves. Oh wait, they don’t have a 2nd Amendment. They had to depend on the government to defend them. How did that work out for them? The Religion of Peace reveals its true intent. Ironically the Communist in America (the Democratic Party), wants to seize our weapons and eliminate our 2nd Amendment while supporting open borders, and granting illegal aliens the freedom to obey our laws if they so choose to. Otherwise, they can do as they please, while our Civil Liberties are being threatened on a daily basis. Pray for the souls of the slain Christians, and do everything that you can to protect our liberties by all means necessary. Our nation is under siege!

    • Granny

      March 4, 2019 at 9:01 am

      You are so right and said it better than I could. People need to stand up and condemn what the democrats are doing. Keep shouting from the roof tops until everyone listens.

  4. Repented Democrat

    March 4, 2019 at 5:22 am

    In Nigeria, the demonic president was installed by Obama, Clinton, Britain and France democrats.
    This evil re-elected president has been using Islamic terrorism and jihad to suppress and control all the “Infidels” He employed as police and army and furnish them with all kinds of weapon. These are his boys who have been butchering these Christians and those who do not support him.

    The democrats in America want to take our guns, employ these islamic killers into offices and turn America to Nigeria and Venezuela. It is coming soon.

  5. roger

    March 4, 2019 at 12:34 pm

    another reason to never give up our weapons.

  6. Silas Longshot

    March 4, 2019 at 5:07 pm

    Muzlims only fear strength, so the Christians not giving ‘payback’ is the Christian thing to do, but sadly it only encourages more attacks.

  7. Grace Joy

    March 17, 2019 at 11:37 pm

    This is only one attack; & I’m surprised we’re being shown it. I don’t hear the outrage throughout the world as with the Mosque murder: Wonder why that is? The following headline is only the first article when I searched the site for “Nigeria.”

    NIGERIAN CHRISTIAN GENOCIDE: More than 6,000 Christians slaughtered by Muslims since Jan. 1; 60,000 since 2001…in violent jihad to make Islam the dominant religion and ruling power

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