Nigerian Muslims Drag Christian Pastor Into Street & Shoot Him Dead – 38 Christians Slaughtered
At least 38 people have been killed since Christmas Eve in attacks across Nigeria, including assaults against two churches.
Muslim radicals attacked a church in Nigeria on Christmas Day dragging the pastor out into the street and shooting him dead.
The AFP reported:
Dozens of armed men attacked the church, dragging the pastor out of his home and shooting him to death. Two young men from the choir rehearsing for a late-night carol service also were slain.
The group of about 30 attackers armed with guns and knives even killed two people passing by Victory Baptist Church. The assailants only left after setting the church and pastor’s house ablaze.
Danjuma Akawu, the church’s secretary, managed to escape after he and others climbed over the church’s fence.
“I cannot understand these attacks,” Akawu said. “Why Christians? Why Christians? The police have failed to protect us.”
At the opposite end of the city, Rev. Haskanda Jessu said that three men attacked the Church of Christ in Nigeria an hour later, killing a 60-year-old security guard.
At least 38 people died in Christmas Eve attacks across Nigeria, including the six killed at churches in the country’s north by suspected members of a radical Muslim sect. In central Nigeria, 32 died in a series of bomb blasts in the worst violence to hit the region in months.