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Islamists Kill 15 Christians in Nigeria – November 2nd 2022

Morning Star News, October 27, 2022 (excerpts)

Suspected Fulani herdsmen and other terrorists killed two Christians in north-central Nigeria on Friday (Oct. 21) after slaughtering 13 others in two prior attacks.

The assailants attacked a village in Obi County late at night, killing Moses Saaku and Aondofa Saaku and wounding a Christian woman, all members of the Universal Reformed Christian Church.

A Christian woman by the name of Kwaghdoo Saaku was injured when the herdsmen cut off one of her breasts.  

In Keana County on the night of Oct. 8, the terrorists killed 10 Christians, displacing hundreds of others.  Most of the slain Christians were women, children and the elderly who were unable to escape the onslaught.

The attackers, strongly believed to be herdsmen and terrorists, shot sporadically on Christians who were sleeping in their houses.

Nigeria led the world in Christians killed for their faith last year (Oct. 1, 2020, to Sept. 30, 2021) at 4,650, up from 3,530 the previous year.  The number of kidnapped Christians was also highest in Nigeria, at more than 2,500, up from 990 the previous year.

Nigeria trailed only China in the number of churches attacked, with 470 cases.