Christians in Nigeria have been crying out for years that Islamic terrorists have been butchering them like animals. As we read in the Modern Tokyo Times:
In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Nigeria, Christians are being killed by Islamic terrorist groups in high numbers. The crisis in Nigeria is more complex. Accordingly, anti-Christian massacres in Nigeria are committed by terrorist groups – and ordinary Muslims oppressing Christian communities.
A Christian church leader in Butembo (Mulinde Esemo) said Christians were being slaughtered by Islamic terrorists in the DRC – like people butcher animals.
Mulinde Esemo uttered, “We are living in a very tense situation here in Eastern DRC, both in towns and in the villages. Scores of believers have been killed in cold blood by the ADF rebels. It is a massacre like one killing animals.”
The Allied Democratic Forces (an Islamist terrorist group that originates from Uganda) pledges loyalty to ISIS (Islamic State – IS) in the DRC. Accordingly, Christians have been burnt alive and hacked to death by machetes – and other brutal ADF methods.
Last month, 17 Christians were killed in the Kaduna State in Nigeria. Christians have been butchered in the Middle Belt region for many years.
The Catholic Herald reports, “Over 7,600 Nigerian Christians were murdered between January 2021 and June 2022, according to one analysis. Two major incidents of Christian persecution in the country made international news during 2022, by no means exhaustive of the troubles facing Africa’s arguably most unstable state. First was the stoning to death and setting alight of 25-year-old Deborah Samuel in May, after she had shared “blasphemous” messages on WhatsApp. Second was the deadly attack on St Francis Xavier’s Church in Owo, Ondo State, during Mass on Pentecost Sunday, killing over 40 innocent civilians.”