After suffering a horrific massacre in the villages surrounding the Jos in Plateau state, Nigerian Christians are experiencing a “living hell,” according to the watchdog group Open Doors USA
“The displaced Christians were in a pathetic situation,” said Open Doors worker named Kerrie. “Life has become a living hell for them. They have lost loved ones, houses, and all they labored for in the twinkling of an eye. The agony they are going through is hard to describe.”
“We saw people who were still in a haze over what they have just gone through. Children were crying hysterically, perhaps because of hunger or perhaps because of hunger and the trauma.”
As June came to a close, as many as 200 Christians were slaughtered by a group of Islamic extremists called Fulani herdsmen. Open Doors, which is currently aiding the victims of these horrific crimes, estimates that as many as 3,000 Christians have been displaced.
“Christian leaders in Nigeria have said that as many as 6,000 people, mostly women and children, have been killed by Muslim Fulani herdsmen since the start of the year,” reports The Christian Post.
The Christian Association of Nigeria and other denominational heads have called for an end to the “genocide” that has destroyed the region.
“What is happening in Plateau state and other select states in Nigeria is pure genocide and must be stopped immediately,” said the Christian Association of Nigeria.
“We are particularly worried at the widespread insecurity in the country where wanton attacks and killings by armed Fulani herdsmen, bandits and terrorists have been taking place on a daily basis in our communities unchallenged despite huge investments in the security agencies,” the organization added.
Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari is being called on to resign over his failure to protect Christians from the slaughter.