Saints, the persecuted church needs our prayers.
Last month, 200 Nigerian Christians were killed in a single incident as violent Muslim rebels continue their campaign of terror against the religious minority group.
Nigerian Church leaders are begging for help from the international community and the UN, but the Nigerian government and compliant media outlets are working hard to spin the conflict as a farmer/herdsman conflict.
Meanwhile, 6,000 slaughtered Nigerian Christians speak for themselves.
The Christian Post reports:
“What is happening in Plateau state and other select states in Nigeria is pure genocide and must be stopped immediately,” said the Christian Association of Nigeria and church denominational heads in Plateau State in a press release last week.
The church leaders said that “over 6,000 persons, mostly children, women and the aged have been maimed and killed in night raids by armed Fulani herdsmen,” which is prompting their cry to the government of Nigeria “to stop this senseless and blood shedding in the land and avoid a state of complete anarchy where the people are forced to defend themselves.”
The press release also pleaded with the international community, as well as the United Nations, to intervene in the Fulani attacks, fearing they might spread to other countries as well.
“We are particularly worried at the widespread insecurity in the country where wanton attacks and killings by armed Fulani herdsmen, bandits and terrorists have been taking place on a daily basis in our communities unchallenged despite huge investments in the security agencies,” they added, saying President Muhammadu Buhari has failed to bring attackers to justice.
It is particularly grievous to think of Amerian leftists comparing our relatively civil immigration policies to Nazi internment camps while in one of the nations they barely ever pay attention to, actual genocide is taking place.
Roman Catholic Bishop William Avenya of Gboko, speaking to Aid to the Church in Need that we can’t afford to split hairs when it comes to ending the killing.
“Please don’t make the same mistake as was made with the genocide in Rwanda,” he said. In 1994, nearly 1 million Tutsi people were killed in Rwanda in less than a month.
“It happened beneath our noses, but no one stopped it. And we know well how that ended,” Avenya said.
If you’d like to help, please share this article or any other media you might find about the crisis on social media, and get in touch with Open Doors Africa. But most of all, keep our persecuted brethren in prayer this 4th of July, as we celebrate our liberty to pray and worship in peace here in the US.