Nigeria: Nello stato di Kano dei cristiani sono stati uccisi dai musulmani e centinaia sono stati spostati.
Il 28 settembre dei musulmani infuriati hanno ucciso 10 cristiani ed hanno dato fuoco alle chiese, alle case e ai negozi a Tudun Wada nello stato di Kano (nord della Nigeria).
Dettagli nell’articolo di VOM (Voce dei Martiri):
Christians Killed by Muslims; Hundreds Displaced in Kano, Nigeria Published: Oct 10, 2007 (10:07am)
NIGERIA – On September 28, angry Muslims killed 10 Christians and set churches, homes and businesses on fire in Tudun Wada, in Nigeria’s northern state of Kano.
According to The Voice of the Martyrs’ contacts in Nigeria, “Christians left their homes that morning to go to their various places of work and business, and at 9 a.m., Muslims began the attacks, setting fire to homes and churches. They attacked and killed any Christian they came across.”
More than 50 people were injured, while more than 500 members of the minority Christian population were displaced. VOM contacts added, “Muslim attackers burnt down all eight churches existing in the community, homes and businesses in the area, displacing innocent victims.”
Christians believe the attack resulted when Muslim students at a government secondary school in the area claimed a Christian student drew a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad on the wall of the school’s mosque. VOM contacts reported, “The Christians proved the allegation to be false, as no Christian student would do this, since the school has nearly 2,000 students and only seven are Christian. Christian leaders also refuted the allegation by saying that the mosque is usually busy with Muslims praying around the clock during the (Muslim) Ramadan fasting season; therefore, no Christian student would have any way of getting close to the wall of the mosque to make such sketches on the wall.”
These recent attacks on Christians in Northern Nigeria reflect the challenges Christian endure in this predominantly Muslim area. Pray for the families of those killed. Pray the Holy Spirit will be their greatest comforter. Ask God to encourage and provide for believers in this area who have lost their homes and some their livelihood.