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Priest Seen Toting Shotgun After Deadly Attack on Christians: Report

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In Nigeria, where Christians face grave danger from Islamic militants, a video of a Catholic priest holding a shotgun during prayers has gone viral.

This comes after a massacre of over a hundred Christians.

The attacks were carried out by hundreds of armed Muslim Fulani herdsmen, resulting in significant casualties. (Trending: U.S. State Passes Personal Pronoun Ban)

Bokkos County resident Dawzino Mallau, said, “Church pastors were killed and hundreds of houses were destroyed in the massacres in villages of Barkin Ladi, Bokkos and Mangu counties, officials and residents said. The assailants killed the Rev. Solomon Gushe of Baptist Church in Dares village along with nine of his family members.”

“Some pastors were killed, and another pastor and his wife and five children were killed during these attacks,” said Mallau.

“These terrorists who attacked these Christian communities were in the hundreds, and they carried out the attacks as the hapless Christians were preparing for Christmas programs lined up by their pastors,” continued Mallau.

“About 160 Christians in these villages were killed by the terrorists,” added Bokkos resident Alfred Mashat.

“We believe they are carrying out these attacks alongside armed Muslim Fulani herdsmen,” he explained.

Bokkos youth leader Sunday Dawum, said, “I called security, but they never came. The ambush started [at] six in the evening, but security reached our place by seven in the morning.”

The lack of timely security response has further highlighted the precarious situation.

Similar attacks have occurred, including the killing of a pastor and the kidnapping of his wife.

This serves as a striking contrast to the challenges faced by Christians in the West, where the threats are primarily from secular pressures.

The incident underscores the harsh reality that defending the faith in some regions requires more than just words.

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