Suspected Fulani Jihadists Kill Father of Four

03/11/2021 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – A father of four was hacked to death with machetes in Plateau state on Sunday by suspected Fulani militants, reports the Daily Sun.

According to the report, 36-year-old Bitrus Chollom left behind his wife, Esther Bitrus, and their four children aged five to twelve. Isaac David and Emmanuel Davou, also victims of the brutal ambush, narrowly escaped with injuries.

We have been struck with another tragic incident by suspected Fulani militias who ambushed and killed one of our youth last night again.” Stated Tengwong Dalyop, the youth leader of Kum village, “The Fulani have continued attacking and killing our people without any form of provocation and in spite of security matching order by the Commissioner of Police that there should never be any form of aggression again.”

The Fulani Militia is the fourth deadliest terror group in the world and has surpassed Boko Haram as the greatest threat to Nigerian Christians. “They adopt a comparable strategy to Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province and demonstrate a clear intent to target Christians and potent symbols of Christian identity,” stated the United Kingdom’s All-Party Parliamentary Group for International Freedom or Belief, (APPG), “In 2015, Muhammadu Buhari, a Fulani, was elected president of Nigeria…he has done virtually nothing to address the behavior of his fellow tribesmen in the Middle Belt and in the south of the country.”

Please join us in praying for the family of Bitrus Chollom, and for the Lord to heal all of His persecuted children of their trauma. Please pray for President Muhammadu Buhari and the Nigerian government, that God will give them the wisdom and strength to eradicate corruption in their political systems.  Please also pray for the world to recognize the scale of the suffering that believers are having to endure in Nigeria, as well as for the souls of those who persecute the church, that all will repent and find salvation in Christ.

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