Due to Coronavirus lockdown, Sebastine Stephen, a student of a college in northwest Nigeria returned home in Kaduna State before he was killed by the Islamic militants while two others were abducted. Morning Star reports.
Reports says the Islamic militants have launched more murderous attacks against Christians, the residents said Stephen was shot dead and Jack Nweke and his wife who are also Christians were abducted.
“Sebastine Stephen was shot when the armed Fulani herdsmen attacked Gbagyi Villa area in Chikun Local Government Area in the southern end of the city of Kaduna,” area resident Hosea Yusuf said. “Stephen raised alarm, warning residents about the invasion of our community as he was still outside at the time the herdsmen came to attack the community. The herdsmen instantly shot him and then proceeded to enter one of the houses close to them, where they kidnapped a couple.”
Just recently a pastor named Stephen Akpor was killed at Breakthrough Cathedral in southern Nigeria while counseling and praying for five couples.
“The herdsmen shot the pastor several times and then stabbed him to death,” said senior church leader, Isaiah George.
Almost 1,000 Christians have been killed in Nigeria since 2019, while over 6,000 Believers have been murdered since 2015 as record by The Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust (HART), headed up by a member of the British House of Lords, Baroness Cox.
Open Doors’ 2020 ranked Nigeria as the 12th country where Christians suffer most persecution.