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
‘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
The city of Cremona in Italy’s Lombardy
region has honoured US-based evangelical
Samaritan’s Purse with
‘honorary citizenship’ for its relief work
the first wave of
Samaritan’s Purse operated a field hospital
regional health system. For 60 days, 100
medics treated 281 patients in 60 beds, in
the city of 77,000 inhabitants.
by citizens, local authorities and the city’s
hospital structure’ and the decision to give
the award was approved unanimously by all
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