Morning Star News, 23 October 2020
Protests against police brutality in Nigeria that grew into generalized unrest over poor government took on a religious dimension this week with attacks on Christians and church buildings.
Following peaceful protests that began earlier this month against torture and killings by Special AntiRobbery Squad forces, Christian leaders in Plateau, Kano and Kogi states led prayer walks of thousands of Christians in appeals for peace.
Suspected Muslim agitators took advantage of the chaos to attack churches, sources said. In Kogi state, following a prayer walk, Christians praying inside the Dunamis Christian Centre were attacked by suspected Muslim antagonists.
Friday Adah told Morning Star News by text message. “A peaceful prayer walk seeking God’s help for our country, Nigeria, for God to restore peace and love, was suddenly met with undue force as Christians were beaten and shot at with guns by Muslim mobs.”
Also on October 19 near Jos, suspected Muslim agitators opposing church prayer walks damaged the building of the Redeemed Christian Church of God in Bukuru.