Militants suspected to be Fulani have killed 14 Christians, including women and children, in North Central State of Benue Monday night, a Christian Centre worried about the sad incidences disclosed.
The State of Benue is populated by Christian and the governor, Samuel Ortom, who has been crying over the killings without help, seems to have been overwhelmed.
Frequently condemning the killings of Christians in Northern Nigeria, Ortom has been made a target of militants attack who attempted to assassinate him in 2021 but he had to ran for distance before rescue came his way.
The US faith-based association said in 2021, Nigeria earned the distinction of being the worst country for Christian persecution in ICC’s 2021 Persecutor of the Year Awards.
It was gathered that radicalised and armed militants mostly Fulani have killed tens of thousands of Christians and left more than 3 million displaced.
The report reads: “Christian communities in the Middle Belt region of Nigeria have effectively suffered a 20-year genocide,” said ICC President Jeff King. “Where is any action? The Nigerian government gives these attacks lip service without any meaningful response. Where is the outcry? Where is effective action? In Nigeria, the military, the police, and the intelligence agencies are all controlled by Muslims.
“This, coupled with a 20-year lack of response by these agencies, should naturally lead to deeper questioning by the international community. Simply put, the time for cheap talk and platitudes is over. The world is waking up and starting to ask, ‘Is the Nigerian government complicit in these attacks?’ Time will tell, but for this long-time watcher, the decision is in.”
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