Skip to comments.Dozens of Catholic Villagers Reportedly Killed in Central Nigeria Raid
Posted on 11/10/2022 7:27:18 PM PST by marshmallow
At least 71 residents of Gbjeji — virtually all of whom were worshippers at a parish branch of St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church — were killed in the attack.
Details are still emerging after a violent raid by Fulani herdsmen Oct. 19 in Benue State, Central Nigeria, reportedly left dozens of Catholic villagers killed.
Police and clergy agree that the raid was in reprisal for the killing of four Fulani herdsmen earlier in the week in a clash between herdsmen and farmers defending their crops.
Accounts differ as to the exact number killed in the Oct. 19 raid.
A county chairman, Kartyo Tyoumbur, told CNA that at least 71 residents of Gbjeji — virtually all of whom were worshippers at a parish branch of St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church — were killed in the attack. He said at least 35 bodies were found after the raid and 36 more bodies were recovered later in adjoining fields. The dead included women and children, along with two policemen, he said.
“The Fulani terrorists came at 6:00 a.m. and began shooting indiscriminately,” a local priest, Father Samuel Fila, who was outside the village at a clerical assembly at the time of the attack, told CNA in a text message. He said an estimated 200 attackers participated in a well-coordinated raid, burning houses and slashing fleeing villagers with machetes.
“The village is currently deserted,” he related.
However, Wale Abass, the Benue State police commissioner, provided a much lower death toll of “no more than 10, including one policeman.”
“The higher figures may be due to newspaper exaggeration or by the fact that some of the families take the corpses of their family members away from the killing zones before an official count may be made,” Abass told CNA in a telephone interview.
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Range wars - 2020 style.
Remedy: Gun ownership, and trained local militias who take no Muslim prisoners.
Lovely place that Africa.
So much for the religion of peace.
Nigerian Catholics tried that after independence; it was called the Biafra War.
genocidewatch.com and OpenDoors.com
How many Christians are killed in Africa?
Nigeria “the country with the world’s largest Christian Deaths for the Year 2021.”
Victims were unarmed citizens hacked to death or shot by Islamic radicals or hostile members of the country’s security forces.
6006 killed in the fifteen months Jan 2021-March 2022. Total of 45,644 died in 13 years since the Boko Haram uprising.
“4,650 Christians were killed in Nigeria between Nov 2020 and Oct 2021, higher than 3,530 deaths recorded in the previous year (Oct 2019-Nov 2020) and 2500 Christians were abducted between Nov 2020 and Oct 2021.
Caddyshack girl to Chevy Chase: “You are nuts.”
Chase: “Aw, that’s what they said about Son of Sam.”(So let’s just call Islam a peaceful group and the violence will go away.)
Dear Pope Francis:
Brief summary: From Quora “Political Killings for Islam”
The history of political Islam is the destruction of Christianity in the Middle East, Egypt, Turkey and North Africa. Half of Christianity was lost. Around 60 million Christians were slaughtered during the jihadic conquest.
Half of the Hindu civilization was annihilated and 80 million Hindus killed.
Jihad destroyed all of Buddhism along the silk route. About 10 million Buddhists died. The conquest of Buddhism is the practical result of pacifism.
Zoroastrianism was eliminated from Persia. The Jews became permanent dhimmis throughout Islam.
In Africa over 120 million Christians and animists have died over the last 1400 years of jihad.
Approximately 270 million non-believers died over the last 1400 years for the glory of political Islam.
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