Nigerian Christian Murdered by Fulani Militants in Ambush

Christians take part in a re-enactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Good Friday along a road near St. Leo’s Catholic church in Lagos, Nigeria, March 25, 2016. | (Photo: Reuters/Akintunde Akinleye)

Suspected Fulani extremists murdered a Christian man in an ambush-style attack as he and two others walked home from work. 

According to the Emancipation Centre for Crisis Victims in Nigeria, Justine Patrick was 25 when he was killed earlier this month.

He was walking home from work with his coworkers Daniel Gyang and Sele Dung through some maize fields about an hour before sunset on Oct. 14, Gyang said. Patrick walked behind Gyang and Dung.

“We never knew that a group of seven Fulani had already ambushed us,” Gyang said.

The attackers rushed from the bush, raising sticks, machetes and knives, Gyang said. Before he could react, they grabbed Justine and began stabbing him as Gyang and Dung fled.

“We started screaming and people who were relatively nearby rushed for our rescue,” Gyang said.

His picture shows Patrick as a young man with a smiling face and lean build. He was buried on Oct. 15.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Jackson Elliott