Clergy killed and Archbishop’s home invaded by Islamist herdsmen
Pastor Micah Wayit and wife were targeted and killed on Thursday 28 June by Islamic Fulani cattle herdsmen while returning from Badurum, a village about 30 miles from Jos, Plateau state central Nigeria.
Pastor Micah, serving with the Evangelical Church Wining All (ECWA) and the Chairman of the local chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria in Miango, near Jos, had gone to Badurun to greet some Muslims who were affected by the aftermath of the attacks in Barkin Ladi, Plateau State, that killed over 200 Christians last weekend.
Another Pastor, Emmanuel Chinge Tungo, the ECWA Miango District Church Council from the village went out to see Micah and his wife off when all of them were ambushed and killed.
And the home of the Anglican Bishop of Jos, Most Rev. Benjamin Kwashi, was raided on Friday 29 June by by suspected Fulani herders who stole 9 cows from the house.
Adamu Dung, a vigilante and member of the congregation of Church of Christ Winning All (COCIN) interrupted the rustlers as they took away cattle and was shot.
Archbishop Kwashi visited the family of Adamu and prayed with them. The Archbishop and his wife Gloria, were forced to sleep in Zonkwa, a village about 60 miles from Jos last weekend on their way back from the GAFCON meeting of Anglican leaders. Archbishop Kwashi was elected General Secretary.
on Sunday 24 June, on their way back from the Jerusalem GAFCON meeting, where Archbishop Kwashi was elected General Secretary. He was delayed on his journey home due to last week’s killings in Barkin Lai and the protests that followed in Jos.
Hassan John is West Africa Editor GCN and Priest of the Anglican Diocese of Jos
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