Christian Doctor Killed in Nigeria’s Nasarawa State
Christian Doctor Killed in Nigeria’s Nasarawa State: On October 17, in Nasarawa State, Nigeria, a Christian doctor and his motorcycle driver were attacked with a machete, according to sources.
According to a text message sent to Morning Star News by local Jackson Habila, terrorists attacked Dr. Stephen Angbas, the director of Angbas Hospital in the town of Lafia, at approximately 4 p.m. as he was making his way back from his farm in Awe County, in the southern part of the state.
Angbas was a member of the Evangelical Reformed Church of Christ, Habila said as he reminisced about his late friend. He remembered how dedicated Angbas was to his faith, actively participating in church activities.
Police spokesman Rahman Nansel of the Nasarawa State Police Command said in a press statement that Angbas’ commercial motorcycle driver, Mikailu Dahiru, was wounded in the attack along Jangargari-Awe Road.
Eyewitnesses informed the news outlet that the assailants attacked them with machetes and that Dahiru was rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment of severe wounds.
It was unclear if the attack was religiously motivated, although the gruesome nature of the attack was similar to that of Nigerian terrorist attacks on Christians. Punch indicated robbery may have been the motive, though neither media nor police indicated any money was stolen.
Nasarawa State has suffered increasing attacks by Fulani herdsmen and other terrorists who have moved into the state. From April 24 to April 29, Fulani herdsmen killed 12 Christian farmers in Ajimaka, Doma County, in an attack there and in 13 other villages.