Makurdi, 09 November, 2022 / 11:20 am (ACI Africa).
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.
Compared to the month of September in which 29 people were reportedly killed in the Islamist attacks, the October 2022 statistics that the Catholic Diocese of Makurdi shared with ACI Africa is a worrying record high.
Sharing the statistics, which also cover the first seven days of November, Bishop Wilfred Chikpa Anagbe of the Catholic Diocese of Makurdi has expressed frustration that violence against Christians in Nigeria has continued unabated.
“I continue to ask your prayers for Nigeria. Like I remarked sometime in the past, how could a people be consistently subjected to these kinds of attacks without consequences?” Bishop Chikpa says in the Tuesday, November 8 report.
He adds, “Those of us who live with these killings know that the perpetrators of the genocidal attacks on us are connected in high places so they have been able to always get away with these atrocities.”