Islamist militants attacked two villages in northeast Nigeria on Christmas Eve, killing thirteen Christians and abducting eighteen others, five of whom were later executed
Baptist pastor Johnson Oladimeji was ambushed as he drove home after visiting his mother.
The raid took place at about 9 am, when church services were taking place and a church pastor was among the dead
Pastor Polycarp Zongo from Jos in Plateau state, in Nigeria’s Middle Belt, appeared in a short video uploaded to YouTube
Fulani Muslim militants killed 14 Baptists and wounded six others in a raid on village in central Nigeria’s Kogi state.
Rev Stephen Panya (pictured) made the comment following the latest attacks on Christian villages in Kaduna state.
A new report on violent Fulani attacks in Nigeria’s Middle Belt asks if they constitute genocide.
Between 11 and 13 May, Fulani herdsmen killed at least twenty-five Christian men, women and children in Kaduna State.
The aid packages, funded by Church in Chains, contained rice, beans, vegetable oil and other foodstuffs.
Many Nigerian Christians have been killed in recent months, including young children, as attacks by militant Muslim Fulani herdsmen continue across the country.