03/26/2019 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – The Middle Belt of Nigeria is not the only region facing attacks by Islamic extremist groups. Recently, the state of Adamawa in Nigeria’s northeast suffered attacks by Boko Haram on the town of Michika. The Islamic militants invaded the dominantly Christian area and ruthlessly attacked for hours.
A local priest, Father Ikeh, estimated that over 100 hundred people were murdered in the onslaught. According to the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN), the priest managed to flee town with six teenage students in the church van. They are currently taking refuge at a parish in a nearby village.
Following the attack, the priest returned to find his village and surrounding villages in utter ruin. CBN recorded Father Ikeh saying, “After that attack, I came to visit the villages in the two-mile area around my church, and it was like a cemetery.”
Foreman Nedision, an Anglican Bishop in Nigeria, has responded to the mass killings in his country by saying that western nations should place sanctions on Nigeria to wake up the elite upper-class and politicians to the issue. The crimes of Boko Haram and the militant Fulani herdsman against Christians have gone largely unchecked by the Nigerian government. Bishop Nedision is calling for drastic measures to ensure that action is being taken for his people.
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