10/29/2020 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – There have been multiple separate attacks across Nigeria over the past weeks that have left numerous Christians suffering from major wounds. These attacks, believed to have been conducted by Fulani militants took place in Plateau State and Adamawa State.
In Plateau State, in the village of Vatt, in Barkin Ladi County, two Christian men were ambushed at the Ratsat-Rat junction. These two men suffered multiple gunshot wounds to their legs and one in the arms. They were then taken to the University of Jos Teaching Hospital for medical care. Both survived the attack, but are going to have a long and hard recovery ahead of them.
In Adamawa State, two separate attacks left victims with large gashes and bullet wounds. On Tuesday, Oct 20, three Christians were attacked in the village of Bujum Kwana. Micah Ayuba, 25, Nancy Dewya, 60, and Pwaveno Markus, 30, were all severally hurt in the attack. Micah was left with massive wounds to his back and head from machetes that cut him to the bone. Nancy and Pwaveno both sufferd gunshot wounds to the upper body, including Pwaveno having to have 6 bullet fragment removed from her left eye.
In the second attack that same day, two men, Noel Nickolas, 25, and Son Sidei , 23, were attacked as they were returning home from the market. They were in Yola North, part of the state capital when they were ambushed. Both of these men suffered gunshot wounds and one has a broken arm. All of the victims in Adamawa are being treated at the main hospital there.
Thankfully, no one was killed in these attacks. However, these attacks also show how brutal and violent Nigeria can be. These victims were doing nothing wrong and were attacked for no apparent reason. Despite this, the Nigerian government will do nothing to help these people or ensure that they or others like them are safe in the future. They continue to turn a blind eye to these attacks, rather trying to blame the victims for their suffering. Please pray for these men and women as they heal and try to return to normal life.
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