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Nigeria: daughter dies and church burnt in attack

A pastor's daughter died, several people were injured and a Baptist church was torched during an attack on a village in the Rogo Local Government Area of Kano State on 1 April.


The daughter of the Revd Habila Garba suffocated following an arson attack on her home in Gidan Maso Village. Local Muslim youth set fire to the house after failing to locate Yahaya Joshua, a Christian who had briefly converted to Islam before returning to Christianity. The mob had wanted to kill Mr Joshua, but when they could not find him they lit cornstalks inside the church and burned it to the ground, ignoring the pleas of the local Christians. They then went on to attack the pastor's residence nearby.