Christians in Nigeria witnessed another round of bloody attacks last week as Boko Haram terrorists captured the town of Michika in Nigeria's far eastern state of Adamawa, burning buildings and exchanging fire with government troops.
According to an op-ed in the Washington Examiner by journalist Douglas Burton, the attack continued for hours with an unknown number of casualties, although initial reports mentioned: "scores killed." Burton is a member of the advisory board for Save the Persecuted Christians (STPC), which advocates on behalf of more than 300 million persecuted Christians around the globe.
Father Peter John Wumbadi is head of St. Anne's Catholic Church in Michika. Wumbadi told Burton he "heard bomb blasts and lots of stray bullets," which motivated him to pack six students from the parish school into his SUV and drive past burning buildings and crowds of panicked citizens who were running for cover.
Wumbadi drove to the village of Kalaa, where he and the students took refuge in the parish house of Father Lawrence Ikeh, which is just a few miles away from the Sambisa National Park. It is believed some 5,000 or more Boko Haram terrorists shelter in underground bunkers in the park.
"After that attack, I came to visit the villages in the two-mile area around my church, and it was like a cemetery," said Father Ikeh, weeping. "More than 150 people had been murdered."
In 2015, the Boko Haram was ranked the world's deadliest terror group by the Institute for Economics and Peace.
As CBN News reported, at least 120 people have been killed in a series of attacks allegedly carried out by the Fulani militia on Christian communities in the Adara chiefdom of southern Kaduna in Nigeria since February, according to the nonprofit group Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW).
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