A few days to end the year 2016, while some Christian faithful were preparing to enter the New Year in joyous mood, pandemonium struck and almost 1000 people including children and women were massacred by alleged Fulani herdsmen.
The leadership of the Catholic Diocese of Kafanchan in Kaduna State made it known that a total of 808 people were killed in 53 villages across the four local governments areas in the state ridden by crisis.
Giving a statistics of the killings and destruction in a statement in Kafanchan, the church leaders said 57 people were injured while farm produce estimated at N5.5 billion were also destroyed.
The statement disclosed further that a total of 1,422 houses and 16 churches were burnt during the attacks.
The affected communities are spread across Kaura, Sanga, Jama’a and Kauru Local Government Areas where there had been persistent attacks on communities by gunmen believed to be Fulani herdsmen.
The Catholic church also rejected the N100 million donated a couple of months ago by the state Governor, Nasir el-Rufai for the reconstruction of worship places destroyed in the affected areas, saying the money should be used in compensating those who have been rendered homeless.
The main issue here is that nobody seem to care about this genocide, if it were to be in ‘Paris’ or any foreign land, the whole profile pictures would have turned to the flag of the people in commiseration, you will see frames like ‘pray for this pray for that’!
May God help all the Christians all over the world, and may the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercies of the Lord rest in peace. Amen