PLEASE PRAY – PASTOR DIES OF WOUNDS: Wounds Inflicted during Mob Attack [#NigeriaPersecution #ChristianPersecution] 09/29
Mob Kills Christian Leader in Nigeria, Burns Down Church and Christian School – Persecution.org:
According to Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), Reverend Yohanna Shuaibu, the chair of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Kano state, Nigeria, and Reverend of New Life Church, died on Thursday, September 30, 2021 from wounds inflicted on him during a mob attack.
Rev Yohanna Shuaibu of New life Church was targeted after a young local man, who had left Islam and who attended neither the local church nor mosque, killed his brother’s wife on September 21, 2021 by hitting her with a piston during an argument.
The man subsequently surrendered himself to the Mobile Police Force (Mopol).
However, as tensions rose following the incident, the reverend was advised to leave the area for a safer place, as he was likely to be targeted because members of the local Muslim community believed the man had converted to Christianity.
After spending the night in a neighboring village, Rev Yohanna Shuaibu and his family returned to their community on September 22, 2021 to evacuate Christian school children due to safety concerns.
Later that night, a mob attacked the Reverend’s home and, while his wife and children were able to escape, the reverend suffered multiple machete blows and succumbed to his wounds the next day.
The mob went on to burn down the Shuaibus’ home, the church and the school.
Kano state is one of 12 states in Nigeria governed by Sharia law, the influence of which encourages radical and extremist groups to act out against minorities.
Kano state has been a particular flashpoint of inter and intra-religious tensions where members of the majority religious community face no consequences for dispensing mob justice on an unfounded basis.
BIG BREAKING NEWS – PASTOR DIES OF WOUNDS: Wounds Inflicted during Mob Attack [#NigeriaPersecution #ChristianPersecution] 09/29
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