It was a dark Easter Sunday after unknown gunmen reportedly attacked a community in Jema’a Local Goverment Area of Kaduna State, which left 13 Christians dead.
Details are still sketchy right now, but it is believed to be part of the Southern Kaduna Violence involving the fulani Herdsmen and local farming communities, which so far have left over 200 people dead in past attacks.
I was recently searching through some pieces of papers, and I stumbled upon my old medical registration card No 663/98 from the Sacred Heart Hospital, a Catholic hospital in Lantoro, Abeokuta. I could remember the white lady who did a routine check on my blood pressure in 1998, when I arrived Abeokuta, assured me that I was living in my grave yard, after she found out that my blood pressure read like280/200. I probably did not know the reason for this till this day.
After spending 445 days imprisoned in Sudan on false charges that included “espionage” and “waging war against the state,” long-time VOM staff member Petr Jasek is finally home with his family in Prague.
For nearly 15 months, Petr was moved among five prisons in Khartoum, each worse than the last. Along the way, the Czech national shared a cell with drug smugglers, violent criminals and ISIS fighters, and he experienced physical and emotional abuse because of his Christian faith. Despite everything, he continually shared the gospel with Sudanese, Eritrean and radical Muslim inmates, leading several men to Christ.
Eunice Adi is a little girl of 2 years old, who was happily growing with her mother in their village of Kigam in Kizikoro district of Kauru Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
On 13th November, 2016. Which happens to coincide with IDOP, Kizikoro district (99% Christians) was invaded by the Fulani herdsmen, killing 47 people, over 100 houses were burnt down and two churches were also destroyed.
Attacks on the Christian communities of Southern Kaduna is no more news as there have been barrage of attacks in recent times. This time, the Kamaru Chawai community in Kauru Local Government Area of the Southern part of Kaduna state got its own share of this repetitive pattern of attacks almost at the dusk of last year (Nov. 13 2016). Without any provocation, forty-three Christians were brutally murdered in cold blood with some of their houses destroyed, several others were wounded; including Eunice, a two years old girl who had hot gunpowder poured all over her body.