Kaduna, 29 September, 2021 / 9:35 pm (ACI Africa).
A Catholic Priest in Nigeria’s Catholic Archdiocese of Kaduna has described the Sunday, September 26 attack in the country’s Kaduna state as “a massacre” and one of the worst attacks against innocent Christians in the embattled Nigerian State.
The Priest who sought anonymity for his active service in the region confirmed the attack in which an estimated 49 people, including women and children, were killed saying “it was a massacre against the natives”.
“The Herdsmen came in in large numbers and began shooting at anything on sight,” the Catholic Priest told Middle Belt Times, and added, “We have counted 30 dead bodies mostly women and children, three still missing while five are receiving treatment in the hospital.”
The Priest also confirmed that at least 20 houses were burnt during the two-hour attack.
During the general audience Wednesday, September 29, Pope Francis said he had “learned with sorrow the news of the armed attacks last Sunday against the villages of Madamai and Abun, in Northern Nigeria.”