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Pastor’s Family Killed in Northeastern Nigeria

07/22/22 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – Earlier this month, a pastor and his sons were killed by armed militants in northeast Nigeria. 

On July 5, gunmen shot Reverend Daniel Umaru, pastor of Church of the Brethren in Nigeria, and killed his sons, Kefrey Daniel and Faye Daniel. His daughter was also kidnapped but was released shortly after on July 8 after a ransom was paid for her release. The gunmen came to his house in Nigeria’s northern Adamawa state in the early hours of the morning.  

A resident of the area reported what happened to Morning Star News. They said, “He was shot and left to bleed to death. Both the wounded pastor and his wife, who became unconscious during the attack, were taken to the hospital. “  

The Adamawa state governor expressed in a statement that the attackers “must be brought to justice” while condemning the attacks.  

On July 8, in the Adamawa state capitol of Yowa, Yohanna Mbudai Bzegu, an engineering teacher at Adamawa State Polytechnic, was killed at his home.  

Another area resident described the attack to Morning Star News, saying, “The Christian lecturer was shot multiple times in his chest after the terrorists forcefully gained entrance into his house. Before this time, the terrorists had attempted breaking into his house more than four times but were unsuccessful.”  

Another resident asked for prayer about the ongoing attacks in Nigeria. They said, “please pray for God’s intervention in this state over unending attacks on Christians and churches.”  

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