Any time a group of innocent people is slaughtered, it’s a tragedy. But some stories are more “viral” or “juicy” than others. If a psycho writes a twisted manifesto and walks into a mosque or church and shoots up the place, it’s all over the news. But stories like this? It falls under the radar.
According to Breitbart, over 100 Nigerian Christians have been slaughtered in the last three weeks.
The recent death toll of Christians in Nigeria has reached 120 with this week’s slaughter of more than 50 by Fulani Muslim militants in the Kaduna state of Nigeria, the Christian Post reported.
The Fulani jihadists, who have become a greater threat to Nigerian Christians than the Islamist terror group Boko Haram, stormed the villages of Inkirimi, Dogonnoma, and Ungwan Gora in the Kajuru Local Government Area last Monday, destroying 143 homes, killing 52 people, and wounding dozens more.
They shot them. They burned down their homes. They chased them. Women and children were murdered.
Monday’s incident followed an attack the day before in the Ungwan Barde village in Kajuru, where 17 Christians were killed and dozens of homes were burned.
These militants are marching into villages and slaughtering innocents. It’s horrible, and it saddens me that it doesn’t make the nightly news.
In the first week of March, Muslim extremists massacred more than 30 Christians in Karamar village, setting fire to several houses and a church. The terrorists reportedly shot at families trying to escape the fire, killing 32.
In late February, militants attacked the Maro village, killing 38 Christians and torching homes as well as a Christian church.
I can’t imagine living in that kind of fear. Pray for these people. We can’t forget about them.