November 30, 2022

Nigeria and brutal assault in opposition to Christian worshippers: Blood retains flowing

Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker

Trendy Tokyo Instances

Nigeria is beset by Islamic terrorist teams, ethnic massacres, and roaming legal actions that fuse with non secular and ethnic tensions. Different necessary points concern political corruption, uneven financial improvement all through Nigeria, and the intense hole between wealthy and poor. Due to this fact, lately, the blood retains flowing: and this particularly applies to massacres in opposition to Christians in Nigeria.

The most recent terrorist assault in opposition to Christian worshippers happened contained in the St Francis Catholic Church in southwest Nigeria. Therefore, with utter carnage inside and numerous lifeless our bodies, it’s clear that the safety points in Nigeria are spiraling. Certainly, this grotesque bloodbath happened in a extra peaceable a part of Nigeria. Thus, Nigerian authorities authorities should be apprehensive in regards to the unfold of the inner convulsions that beset Nigeria.

Reuters stories, “Gunmen attacked a Catholic church in southwest Nigeria throughout mass on Sunday, killing at the very least 50 individuals together with girls and youngsters, in response to a hospital physician and media stories.”

The assault happened within the city of Owo within the state of Ondo. Therefore, whereas Christians had been praying to God contained in the holy Catholic church: terrorists outdoors deemed this an opportune time to slaughter Christians.

The Catholic Church spokesperson in Nigeria, Rev. Augustine Ikwu, mentioned, “It’s so unhappy that whereas the Holy Mass was occurring, unknown gunmen attacked St Francis Catholic Church … leaving many feared lifeless and plenty of others injured and the Church violated.” 

Vatican Information says, “Bishop Jude Ayodeji Arogundade, of the Diocese of Ondo, expressed his closeness to the victims and their households, in response to Fr. Augustine Ikwu, the Communications Director for the diocese.”

Islamic terrorist teams have been killing in huge numbers in northern Nigeria for a few years. This notably applies to Boko Haram and the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP). Alarmingly, authorities – and the media – usually downplay the function of faith within the disaster for different barbaric assaults. For instance, terminologies like Bandits are used in opposition to different teams. Nevertheless, that is usually removed from the case – as an alternative, ethnic or non secular points are at play.

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Trendy Tokyo Instances mentioned (in a previous article), “…the newest bloodbath that killed over 200 villagers within the state of Zamfara was dedicated by Bello Turji loyalists. Nevertheless, this “bandit” is clearly an Islamist – and just like Boko Haram and ISIS – his followers care little about killing odd Christians and Muslims. As a substitute, all of them have an Islamist purpose to curtail Christianity and to impose their twisted logic on society.”

The worry in Nigeria – just like Burkina Faso, Mozambique, Mali, and different nations – is the terrorist menace is about to unfold to different components of the nation. Nigeria can wrap it up in banditry or no matter fits the agenda. Nevertheless, Christians already really feel deserted in components of northern Nigeria. Due to this fact, the newest bloodbath must be addressed alongside the utter failure of central forces to stem the move of blood in Nigeria.


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