SMA Missionaries continue to alert us to the ongoing persecution of Christians in Nigeria and neighbouring countries. At the weekend we received news of the killing of 18 mourners, mainly women and children, and wounding of at least 10 others, at a wake in Madagali, Adamawa State, near the Sambisa forest.
The killings were carried out by Boko Haram fundamentalists who have pledged their allegiance to the so-called Islamic State. A witness to the massacre informed the Press Association, “They stormed our village on motorbikes and immediately opened fire on the people observing the wake.”
In the past seven years Boko Haram has killed 20,000 people and has forced more than 2 million from their homes, fleeing as refugees to neighbouring countries.
The Associated Press report can be read here.