Nigeria: A Christian woman brutally hacked to death over preaching Christianity

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A Christian female pastor was hacked to death while preaching Christianity. The deceased was attacked by Islamic radicals, in Nigeria. The assailants mutilated her dead body, and left it bathed in blood, along with her Bible lying by side.

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The 41-year-old, preacher was pastor at Redeemed Christian Church of Nigeria. She was attacked in the early hours of Saturday, July 9 while she was evangelizing near Nigeria’s capital of Abuja. She was a mother a seven, while her husband Olawale Elisha who is also a pastor with the Redeemed Christian Church of Nigeria, said that his wife left house at around 5 a.m. Saturday morning.

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Elisha claims that he was informed by his wife that people from a nearby mosque encountered her, who were not happy over her evangelism. “My wife always goes out early in the morning for ‘Morning Cry.’ There was a particular day she went out and she told me that there is a mosque at the back where they commented about what she said. So I just cautioned her,” he said.

He further explained that he did not realize that his wife was murdered, until his sons heard few boys talking that a woman who was preaching early morning was butchered. “We didn’t see anybody but we saw blood on the ground. I asked a policeman around and he said it is true but that they had taken her to Phase 4 Police Station,” he said.

“I went to the station with my children and when we got there, I saw the lifeless body of my wife at the back of the police van and from there, she was taken to the mortuary.” The police states that the thugs stabbed Olawole in the stomach, cut in the legs moreover, her throat was also slit. The guards revealed that when her dead body was discovered, her head was found resting on top of her Bible.