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  • Nigeria: Baptist service attacked

    Morning Star News

    Suspected Fulani herdsmen have attacked a Baptist worship service in north-central Nigeria, killing one Christian, wounding another and abducting five others.

    ‘The Fulani herdsmen came to our village as the church service was going on,’ said Yakubu Bala of Haske Baptist Church in Manini Tasha village, Kaduna state. ‘They surrounded the church and started shooting. They rode on motorcycles, firing at us randomly and at anyone they sighted.’ Nigeria was at the top of the world rankings in the number of kidnapped Christians last year with 990.

  • Italy: Samaritan’s Purse honoured

    Evangelical Focus

    The city of Cremona in Italy’s Lombardy region has honoured US-based evangelical humanitarian relief organisation Samaritan’s Purse with the award of ‘honorary citizenship’ for its relief work during the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.

    Samaritan’s Purse operated a field hospital last Spring to support the overwhelmed regional health system. For 60 days, 100 medics treated 281 patients in 60 beds, in the city of 77,000 inhabitants.

    Their efforts were ‘much appreciated by citizens, local authorities and the city’s hospital structure’ and the decision to give the award was approved unanimously by all political parties.