Over 90 people were killed in areas served by the Catholic Dioceses of Makurdi and Katsina Ala in the month of October this year as armed Fulani herdsmen continue to wreak havoc in Nigeria’s Benue State.
A total of 29 people were killed in separate attacks between September 1 and 25 in various parts served by the Catholic Dioceses of Makurdi and Katsina Ala in Nigeria’s Benue State, a recent report has indicated.
Those behind the ongoing killings, kidnappings and displacements targeting Christians in Nigeria are well connected individuals internationally and are misrepresenting the extent of the persecution in the West African nation, the Catholic Bishop of the country’s Makurdi Diocese has said.
Orpin Damien, a Senior Secondary School student in Nigeria witnessed a lot of violence and displacements before he ended up at Uikpam camp for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Makurdi, the capital of Nigeria’s Benue State.
The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Makurdi in Nigeria has decried failure of authorities in the country to bring killers of Deborah Yakubu to book, nearly two months following the murder of the Christian girl who was accused of blaspheming Prophet Muhammad.
For years, Bishop Wilfred Chikpa Anagbe of Nigeria’s Catholic Diocese of Makurdi has not paid a single visit to a number of pastoral areas under his care owing to widespread terrorism by Islamist Fulani herdsmen in Benue State that is served by the Nigerian Diocese.
The Catholic Diocese of Makurdi in Nigeria has reached out to some vulnerable children in Benue State with a six-year full scholarship.
The crisis in Nigeria seems to be a war against Christians in the West African nation, the Catholic Bishop of the country’s Makurdi Diocese has said.
A Catholic Bishop in Nigeria has urged the people of God in the country to engage their government on the country’s challenges, cautioning against silence amid insecurity.