Saturday, October 13, 2012

NIGERIA – At least 14 killed in raids on Christian villages near Jos

Release partners say that militants have killed at least 14 ethnic Berom Christians in raids on villages in Plateau state this week.
Stefanos Foundation, which supports Christian survivors of violent attacks, reports that the raids took place in the Riyom and Barkin Ladi areas near the state capital, Jos.
A mother and her three children were among the dead in Riyom – while two half-brothers were reportedly ambushed in their car and shot dead in Barkin Ladi. Villagers hearing of this second assault later killed a Muslim man in retaliation, according to Associated Press news agency.
Stefanos reports that a 33-year-old man named as Yohana Tengwong was shot in Kashingwol, Barkin Ladi, yesterday morning.
Christian villages in this part of central Nigeria suffer frequent attacks by suspected Fulani militants against a backdrop of heightened religious, ethnic and political tensions.
(Sources: AFP, AP, Stefanos Foundation)
For more news and a country profile about Nigeria, click here
• Thank God that He binds up the broken-hearted (Isaiah 61:1). Ask Him to comfort and strengthen all those who mourn.
• Pray for an end to the cycle of violence in central Nigeria. Pray that Christians will find ways to protect 
themselves without being tempted to retaliate.

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