At one o’clock in the morning on Friday, 26 November, jihadist Fulani herdsmen killed ten Christians and set fire to 100 homes in an attack on Ta’agbe village, Plateau State, Nigeria.
According to witnesses, the attackers entered Ta’agbe dressed in black, holding sophisticated weapons, and shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ (Allah is the greatest). The National President of the Irigwe Youth Movement said that the attack was aimed to wipe Christians from the area.
“I lost my grandchildren for the sake of Christ,” survivor Sibi Gara said with tears, laying in a hospital bed in Miango District. “I slept outside on the street,” said another survivor who narrowly escaped the attack, but lost six family members. An additional 690 people were displaced from their homes.
Nuhu Ngah, the National Spokesman of the Miango Youth Development Association, said in a press statement that the attack lasted for over two hours. He identified the victims, six of whom are from the same family: Gara Ku (80), Wiye Gara (67), Tala Gara (68), Rikwe BalaYoh (65), Tabitha Danlami (8), Sibi Danlami (4), Friday Musa (35), Daniel Mandi (45), Mweri Chogo (86), Ayo Balai (6). Ngah also identified three injured survivors as Musa Kwa (60), Sibi Gara (65), and Nma Weyi (40).
Eyewitnesses have it that the attackers came en masse to carry out these devilish acts.
Ask the Lord to be near to those who are in mourning, as well as the injured and the families who have suffered loss.
Pray the Lord will strengthen the Nigerian church and heal His persecuted children of the trauma they have suffered. Pray He will bring good through this tragedy.
Pray for the perpetrators of these attacks, that they will repent and find salvation in Christ. Pray too for the authorities as they deal with yet another attack. May they act with wisdom, justice and compassion.
Source: International Christian Concern, Voice of the Martyrs AU