Sati Ishaya, 9, one of 20 Christians slain in Ancha, Plateau state.
Morning Star News/Courtesy of family
Muslim Fulani herdsmen in central Nigeria's Plateau state massacred 20 Christians, including children, as they slept in the hours after midnight on Sept. 8 in an apparent reprisal attack that mystified villagers, sources said.
Police reportedly said the attack was an act of vengeance after the discovery last week of a slain and beheaded Fulani boy who was a resident of Ancha village, Miango District in the Bassa Local Government Area. But a village Christian told Morning Star News that the area's terrified residents were at a loss to explain why they were targeted, as the murder of the Fulani took place at another village.
"The village where they claim one of them was killed over a year ago is not part of our village, and we have never had any misunderstanding with them in the past," said John Bulus, church secretary of Salama Baptist Church-Ancha, which lost 19 members in the massacre....
I lived in west africa when i was younger..i had many fulani friends...they r as human as Anybody else...my guess us is that it was a skirmish between two tribes...rather amthan a religous one...i dont know, but i saw that happen. They are a picked on people and have firey tempers....lots of them are mobile so it doesnt take much for them to pack up and leave....i saw it happen that when someone crosses them they retaliate fiercely ....and then move on.. lets pray for all involved. Chances are that the 'christians' salvation as bad as they do.
Sad, and sickening, especially when little children are murdered senselessly. Little girls and boys, and little babys who were all playing and learning just that day, exploring, and curious about everything. Senselessly slaughtered in a vicious, vindictive attack that they had nothing, whatsoever to do with. The Gods of this world sure are bloodthirsty.
It is possible that the Fulani Muslim boy that was killed in such a horrible way, was either the victim of fundamentalist Muslims who thought they would " kill two birds with one stone", i.e. he had offended their fanatical Islamic code, and they thought his murder could then be blamed on the Christians, or he was a victim of witchcraft which is rife in most African countries, and again the perpetrators would know that the Christians would automatically be blamed.
It's time that the Federal Government of Nigeria took charge and started dealing with this Fulani Muslim and Boko Haram nonsense and wickedness, and sent in the federal police and army, as obviously the local authorities are doing absolutely nothing to stop this wicked lawlessness.
We must pray for these local Christians who have lost so many of their members,
Sadly, Nigeria is a country rife with corruption, and tragically while huge "Prosperity Gospel" churches in the south of the country are peddling their false doctrines, the true small fellowships in the North are preaching the the true Gospel while they are in the crucible of suffering at the hands of the local Muslims.