Barely two weeks after over 200 Nigerian Christians were massacred on Christmas day, Fulani Islamic terrorists launched another vicious attack in the predominantly Christian Southern Kaduna, killing 40 residents and injuring many others.
The latest killings bring the tally of attacked Christian villages to 50 since the Christmas Eve massacre in Plateau. Locals have now fled their communities leaving behind a large expanse of land scantily punctuated by burnt buildings and starving livestock in the hot temperate region.
Blinken Blinks Away
Despite the gruesome murder of over 6000 Christians by Fulani extremists in 2023, the US willfully omitted Nigeria from its list of countries of concern for religious freedom released earlier today. According to Jeff King, Nigeria ranks tops in the list of worst countries for Christian persecution, and high above the 17 other countries including China, Pakistan, Nicaragua, North Korea, and the Central African Republic mentioned in the report which sends a signal about the irrelevance of Christian lives suffering Islamic persecution to Biden’s White House.
Anti-Oppression Protesters Silent
Since the massacre and land-grabbing displacement, millions of anti-oppression protesters who flooded major city streets in defense of Hamas leaders, have deserted the protest ground. Save for serial philanthropist and renowned prophet, His Grace, the Most Rev. Prof. Daddy Hezekiah, OON, JP and a few other prominent voices within the Catholic church, a worrisome wave of silence and inaction has continued to greet the tragic events of the past few weeks within the circle of Nigeria’s most influential. As a growing international outcry puts Nigeria, yet again in the spotlight for no good reason, the nation’s president has reluctantly commissioned troops to quell Islamic terror activities. But many fear, the Nigerian army is allegedly complicit in these attacks.
As Fox News puts it, the world led by the UN may be turning a blind eye as millions of Christians are “killed for sport” in the world’s most populous nation. The UN must step up its efforts and advocation against killing and land grabbing, much as was done for Palestine, to the people of Jos and Southern Kaduna in Nigeria.