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Widow of Slain Ugandan Christian Fears Her Life


Agnes Nasubuga Nura, 28, said Muslim extremists killed her husband, Richard Lebon Suleiman, on Feb. 15 in Budaka, Pallisa District, 193 kilometers (119 miles) east of Kampala. Among the threatening text messages she has recently received, she said, one read, “If you continue following the enemies of Islam, then you are risking your life. Soon your children will be orphans.”

On the evening he was killed, Suleiman was stopped by men near a food shop where he had bought items at about 7:30 p.m. on his way back home to Kabuna village. A nearby resident said he heard the attackers saying, “Today we have found him – he deserves to die.”

“I sometimes miss sleep, as my husband was brutally murdered,” Nura told Morning Star News. “The attackers shot him in the forehead. At times my memory flashes back, and I find myself weeping.”
Suleiman ran a business in Budaka, but Muslims there began monitoring his movements, and the family was forced to move to Kabuna village, Nura said.

“You need to get out of the Budaka, because the Muslims are scheming something bad for the family,” a pastor in Budaka told him, she said.