“The attack on Christians in Taraba state is a planned genocide against Christians by Islamic insurgents who have invaded the southern part of the state, inhabited mostly by Christians, since February,” a Nigerian Church leader says.
Armed militants from Islamist extremist group stormed two churches in Taraba state on Sunday October 19 and killed 31 people as they worshipped, a church leader said.
Two pastors, a pastor’s son, and 28 other Christians were slain in the attacks in the villages of Gindin Waya and Sondi, said the Rev. Caleb Ahema, president of the Christian Reformed Church of Christ in Nigeria. He said the assault was the seventh attack on Christian communities in Wukari Local Government Area since February this year.