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Persecuted Church Nigeria 22nd Nov 2017

Nigeria – Muslim Herdsmen Kill Nine Christians

Morning Star News November 10, 2017

Nine Christians, all members of the Church of Christ In Nations (COCIN), were buried after a funeral in north-central Nigeria yesterday after Muslim Fulani herdsmen killed them earlier this week.

The Rev. Dacholom Datiri, president of the COCIN, confirmed the killing of members of his church.

“We have continued to be forced into mourning the death of some our members for no just cause. Whatever it is, our faith is dependent on Jesus Christ, our Saviour.”

Istifanus Gyang, a Nigerian member of parliament, said the attacks were carried out by “terror militia” to wipe out Christian communities and occupy their lands.  “We shall therefore overcome this season, as it is written, “weeping may endure for the night, but joy comes in the morning.”

Christians make up 51.3 percent of Nigeria’s population, while Muslims account for 45 percent.  Nigeria ranks 12th on Open Doors’ 2017 World Watch List of countries where Christians suffer the most persecution.