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Killing In The Name Of Islam: Christian Death Toll Rises To 1,870 In 190 Days With Fresh 120 Killed In First Seven Days Of July 2018

By Intersociety

(Intersociety, Nigeria: 11th July 2018)-No fewer than 120 defenseless Christians have been killed by members of Jihadist Brigades under the color of Fulani Herdsmen in Adamawa and Taraba States alone in first seven days of July 2018. The figure did not include scores of others killed during the same period in other parts of old Middle Belt. This brings the total number of defenseless Christians killed in Nigeria in the name of Islam to 1,870 in the past six and quarter months of 2018-1st January to 10thJuly 2018.

When added to other defenseless Christians killed in the past three years or from 1st June 2015 to 10th July 2018 by trio of the Federal Government of Nigeria, Boko Haram insurgents and Zamfara Bandits, the total Christian deaths in Nigeria since then are 8,920, out of which Jihadist Brigades under the color of Fulani Herdsmen killed 5,400. Federal Government of Nigeria had also in the past three years ordered and supervised the killing of no fewer than 1,014 defenseless Christians while Boko Haram Islamic insurgents and Zamfara Bandits killed no fewer than 2,450 and 80 others respectively.

On the other hand, Muslims to fellow Muslims’ killings in Nigeria have resulted to 4, 470 deaths in the past three years including dozens of dead Muslims recently found inside Zamfara forest-presumed to be victims of Zamfara Bandits’ cattle rustling violence. Out of estimated 4,470 Muslim-Muslim deaths, the Federal Government ordered and supervised the killing of 1,351 Muslims including the death of 1,130 members of Shiite Muslim sect while killings by rival Muslim armed fundamentalists such as Boko Haram Islamic insurgents and Islamic Zamfara Bandits resulted in mostly collateral death of 3,020 Muslims in the past three years.

By our latest findings from local sources in Adamawa and Taraba States, no fewer than 100 Christians lost their lives to Jihadist Brigades under the colour of Fulani Herdsmen in the two States. Coordinated attacks including killing of Christian children, women and men and burning of their houses were launched on Sunday night, 8th July, which lasted till early morning of Monday, 9th July 2018; with death of no fewer than 100. The killings and burning of houses went on with no security forces in sight, until after same when they arrived and reportedly cordoned off the attack scenes and their surroundings; making it difficult for victims’ communities and independent others including media to assess casualties and statistically report same.

The Daily Sun Newspaper of today, 11th July 2018 has also reported the massacre, saying “over 50 (rural Christians) people were reportedly killed in another bloody attack by Fulani Herdsmen in several communities bordering Adamawa and Taraba states on Monday night”; that “residents told Daily Sun that some Fulani militia attacked several ethnic villages of Gojefa, Bujum Yashi, Bujum Waya, Sabonlayi and Bujum Kasuwa in Numan Local Government Area of Adamawa State and Anguwan Bishop Yotti, Todung, Budon, Bunzum and Bamga Dutse in Taraba State”. .

But independent sources contacted from the scenes of the massacre told Intersociety that the total death toll was between 100 and 150 or even more and that the massacre was equivalent to Plateau anti Christian massacre of 23rd and 24th June 2018 in which no fewer than 250 Christians were killed with 238 bodies recovered and buried in mass graves. A lead-source who is an official of CAN and a Pentecostal reverend in Numan Local Government Area of Adamawa State, told Intersociety that there has been sustained conspiracy between Adamawa State Government and Federal Government, leading to most of the killings in the State not being allowed to be reported or documented.

He cited the case of anti Christian killings and burning of houses and churches that took place early last week between Monday, 2ndJuly and Wednesday 4th July 2018 in Bare Village located in Numan Local Government Area of Adamawa State where 13 Christians were killed and another six Christians killed in a midnight raid in Maraba Kola Village, Guyuk Local Government Area of Adamawa State. The killings were carried out by Jihadist Fulani Herdsmen.

The Pentecostal Reverend also informed Intersociety that Christians are killed almost every day in old Middle including his own State of Adamawa but such killings in his State are hardly reported or documented owing to State Government-security forces-Federal Government conspiracy and censorship. He further informed that the situation has been compounded by the fact that not all areas of the State are connected to telephone or internet networks owing to destruction of same by Boko Haram insurgency and counter insurgency operations. Since November 2017, according to him, when Fulani Jihadist violent attacks increased in the State, both State and Federal Government have virtually abandoned the victims and their communities including non- provision of emergency aides and setting up of camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs).


Emeka Umeagbalasi, Board Chair

Int’l Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law

Mobile Line: +2348174090052

Email: [email protected] , [email protected]

Obianuju Joy Igboeli, Esq.

Head, Civil Liberties & Rule of Law Program

Email: [email protected]

Chinaza Ndidiamaka Bernard, Esq.

Head, Int’l Justice & Human Rights Program

Email: [email protected]

Your Comment

FX Meaney | 7/14/2018 2:01:00 PM
Islam is Satan’s curse on humanity.
Jay | 7/16/2018 11:38:00 PM
Need Christian militias, obviously. Make them stop doing what they are doing. By force. Christian or not, you have a right and a duty to defend yourselves, just like any community. So -- FIGHT BACK. Make sure every attack is avenged. Not for revenge per se, but to neutralize their attacks and make them think about their evil acts. They are taking advantage of peaceful people. There is no way this is acceptable -- AT ALL. Not for a minute.
Dennis | 7/20/2018 11:39:00 PM
You're right, Jay, this is unacceptable. But the solution you propose runs afoul of Jesus' clear teaching that His followers are to love our enemies, and leave vengeance to God (see Rom 12:17-21). That said, the responsibility to defend those being mercilessly slaughtered is ours. When we see others being mistreated and killed, we must come to their defense. You're right that something must be done - and it is incumbent on those of us who have the power to intervene on behalf of the victims - Christian or not.
Patrick | 7/17/2018 3:02:00 AM
Christians need to get together and stop this madness, organize a Christian defense unit and protect yourselves, no one can protect you better than ya'll very selves.
jika ishaya | 7/17/2018 7:45:00 PM
we Christian net tobfight back
Gramma Fleury | 7/18/2018 7:30:00 PM
Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Your Faithful ones with hope, fortitude, and perseverance. Lord Jesus Christ, open the hearts and minds of sinners to the truth and light of God the Father. We pray in Your Most Holy Name. Amen.
Redeeming Moments | 7/26/2018 2:20:00 AM
I pray people will understand the clear gospel. That God sent His Son Jesus (who is God in the flesh) to die for our sins on the cross. Our sins cause eternal death, and Jesus took our place for our sins. Heaven is a perfect place, where not one sin can enter. We cannot work for our salvation, to either attain the free gift of eternal life, or to keep the free gift of everlasting life. Once we have believed that Jesus died and rose again in our place, we are passed from death unto life and possess eternal life (John 6:47; 5:24). No works of our own, not good works, not promises, surrendering, committing ourselves. BELIEVE on the Lord Jesus Christ (who He is and what He has done for you) and you WILL be saved.
Kwena | 7/27/2018 8:25:00 PM
Every man has a duty to actively protect his own. If a manbit walks into your home to kill your family, you do whatever it takes to defend your own. These Christian communities should arm themselves against these thugs.
Samsun Riong | 7/29/2018 1:19:00 AM
Fight back like the Israeli citizens..
Robert | 7/29/2018 3:40:00 PM
Father God in Jesus name, fill the believers in this region with your Holy Spirit and give them peace. Stop the enemy as you did with the children o f Israel , Put the fear of your pesence on those nations that chose to be your enemies, Angels I give you charge in Jesus name to manifest in the natural realm in order to protect the believers and followers of Jesus from any and all Harm. Father God, Gloryfy yourself in these areas .To God be all the Glory in Jesus name.
Ed from Canada | 8/9/2018 1:01:00 AM
george mcclure | 8/1/2018 5:49:00 PM
where do i sighn up 4 this christian militia im dowm
Massageps | 8/6/2018 11:20:00 AM
Wow....who ARE you??!??
VICTOR HAU ZELIANG | 8/4/2018 11:15:00 PM
Why Christians in Nigeria r so much hated n killed...! ? It's a crime on humanitarian ground. I affirm that the killers r insensible,barbarians,fanatic n in humanitarian in character. May our good Lord gives them the spiritual wisdom to the killers n eternal rest to the departed Christian souls. God bless n love you all the Christians brothers n sister. Rest in eternal peace.
Tony | 8/6/2018 12:40:00 AM
Where is the world community on this?? Too busy with LGBT rights.
Kevin kok | 8/6/2018 7:04:00 PM
Christian can't become too humble.....other religion can harm us.....
ibrahim | 8/6/2018 10:36:00 PM
any wicked will not be good end of life
Paul Jeffers | 8/7/2018 1:48:00 PM
What happened to the religion of peace?
Ed | 8/9/2018 1:01:00 AM
It never was
Leon Czolgosz | 8/13/2018 6:46:00 PM
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