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Muslim Militants Kill Three Christians, Wound One in Nigeria
When Will the Pogrom Against Nigerian Christians End?

Washington, D.C. (December 1, 2010)–International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on November 25, Muslim radicals killed three Christians and wounded one in Kwata Zawan village, near the city of Jos.

According to the report by Stephanos Foundation, the attackers, who spoke Arabic and Fulani languages, invaded the Christian village at 10 PM local time. The Muslims were dressed in military uniform. Though one of the villagers reported the incident, the Nigerian security forces failed to intervene and stop the attackers.

Sonshak Amos, who lost his cousin during the attack, said, “I ran to the nearby military post [to report the attack] and told them what had happened. They couldn’t do anything immediately but attempted to make contact to their superior, which never went through. In the process, we met policemen and before they could come to the area, the armed bandits had escaped and I discovered that my cousin Alfred was among those killed.”

Muslim radicals have been waging jihad attacks against Christians near the city of Jos. On March 7, they invaded Christian villages surrounding Jos and killed 500 Christians, mainly women and children.  On April 13, they killed 13 Christians in Bei village. There were a number of other attacks, the most recent of which happened on October 25, when Muslims killed six Christians in the village of Ruwenku.

ICC’s Regional Manager for Africa, Jonathan Racho, said, “We are extremely concerned by the never-ending jihad attacks by Muslims against Christians in Jos. We are outraged by the failure of Nigerian security forces to protect Christians in the face of such incessant attacks. Nigerian authorities have an obligation to protect their citizens against attacks. We are afraid the pogrom against Christians will continue unless the perpetrators are brought to justice and the security forces provide effective protection.”

Please go to www.house.gov to find contact information for your representatives and tell them to pressure Nigerian officials to bring the perpetrators of the attacks to justice and protect vulnerable Christians from further violence.