Last weekend 238 Christians were killed in a number of attacks by militia in plateau state of Nigeria.
Plateau State is a region in the heart of the country that is filled with lots of natural resources. Currently Christianity Crackdown is the main predicament in that region.
In a country ravaged by religious divisions, campaigners stated that, it is the latest form of “Pure Genocide”.
A statement issued by the Christian Association of Nigeria said that; “. . more than 6000 Christian worshipers had already been killed this year”.
“There is no doubt that the sole purpose of these attacks is aimed at ethnic cleansing, land grabbing and forceful ejection of the Christian natives from their ancestral land and heritage”
“What is happening in Plateau state and other select states in Nigeria is pure Genocide and must be stopped immediately.”
Christianity Crackdown Persecution: mourners carry coffin following an attack earlier this year.
They pointed out that those responsible were being allowed to “go scot free”. They mentioned that the Nigerian government was wrongly trying to point the attack as “farmers-herdsmen clashes”.
The questions they ask themselves are; “how can it be clashes when one group is persistently attacking, killing, destroying and the other group is persistently being killed left disadvantaged and their places of worship destroyed?”. “How can it be a clash when the herdsmen are hunting farmers in their own village/communities and farmers are running for their lives?”