Abuja, 11 August, 2021 / 8:15 pm (ACI Africa).
The leadership of the Religious Freedom Coalition has described the recent torching of an orphanage that housed children who recently lost their guardians and homes in militant attacks in Nigeria as “a disaster of tremendous proportions.”
William Murray, the President of the religious organization, which assists persecuted Christians in various areas of the world narrated that the orphanage that is supported by the religious entity is one of the institutions that were burnt down on August 2 as Fulani herdsmen wreaked havoc in the villages of Miango District in Nigeria’s Plateau State.
“The Christians Orphanage in Miango, Nigeria has been attacked by Sunni Muslim Fulani herdsmen… I just learnt of this today,” Mr. Murray says in a video recording published Thursday, August 5.
He adds, “225 homes were destroyed in the area as the Fulani drove off Christians from their farms, from their homes, from their businesses and along the way, they invaded the orphanage and destroyed the home of 147 children who had previously been orphaned in other attacks by the Boko Haram and Fulani herdsmen.”
“This is a disaster of tremendous proportions for these children,” the official further says, and adds in reference to the children, “Many of them have been in the orphanage from when they were just five or six years old and now they are in their teens.”