Date:                             February 21, 2024


02/21//2024 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – Over three days between Feb. 16-19, suspected Islamic terrorists killed 23 Christians, injured 10, kidnapped five, and set 28 houses ablaze across multiple villages. Locals are unsure if the attacks were coordinated by the same perpetrators or separate incidents.  

On Friday, Feb. 16, suspected Islamic terrorists invaded the Kwassam community in Kauru County of Benue State, burned six people alive, and kidnapped five others including a well-known banker.  

Then, in the early morning of Feb. 18, suspected Islamic terrorists killed 11 Christians and burned down 28 houses in Adama Dutse village in Kaduna State. Villagers who confirmed the attack said, “The attackers were on many motorcycles, shouting ‘Allah Akbar’ [God is Greatest].” Many residents were asleep when the terrorists launched the early morning attack. 

“Police came seven hours after the attack to take photos and ask questions,” said Audu Tanko from Kajuru County. “There is tension now in my village. We are killed because of our faith in Jesus." 

A day later, suspected terrorists attacked a Christian community in Katsina, the home state of former president Muhammadu Buhari. 
The terrorists stormed the village of Nasarawa in Faskari County of Katsina State late Monday with heavy arms including AK-47s. Police spokesman Abubakar Aliyu said, “In total, six people were shot dead and about 10 injured. The gunmen also set ablaze three houses and about 10 vehicles.” 

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