Pastor and son shot dead in Nigeria: "Government does nothing to protect citizens"

“Pastor Makpa had no money, in fact the community he serves does not have basic social services provided by the government. So what were the breeders looking for? It sure couldn't be money, their mission was to wipe out the church. "

Leviticus Makpa, pastor, church planter and founder of a Christian school in Nigeria, was shot dead in the state of Niger. Her son, Godsend, 3, was also victim of the attack. Local sources accuse the Fulani herders.

It was a local resident, Deborah Omeiza, who gave the information to Morning Star News.

“Our missionary brother, Pastor Leviticus Makpa, was shot and killed with his son by Fulani bandits. His wife escaped with their daughter. "

According to Samuel Solomon, a close collaborator of Leviticus, the attackers' mission was to "wipe out the church."

“Pastor Makpa had no money, in fact the community he serves does not have basic social services provided by the government. So what were the breeders looking for? It sure couldn't be money, their mission was to wipe out the church. "

During the homily delivered during the funeral of a murdered priest in Katsina State, the Bishop of Sokoto, Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah, denounced the government's inaction.

“Nowhere else in the world do people die like in our country. There is no place in the world where citizens can be slaughtered every day without the government showing the slightest sign of empathy or concern for what is going on. […] I think the President of Nigeria and several Governors can address the Nigerians and say to them: Dear Nigerians, I have sworn not to protect you. I will not protect you from foreign invaders, I will not protect you from being killed. I won't protect you from being kidnapped, I won't protect you from bandits, I won't protect you from kidnappers. "

But the bishop reaffirms that as “Christians, no matter how violent our society is, we must stay true to God's promises. "

MC

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