By BosNewsLife Africa Service

Nigeria has been rocked by violence this year that killed hundreds of people, including many Christians in Jos. Via Radio France International
Nigeria has been rocked by violence this year that killed hundreds of people, including many Christians in Jos. Via Radio France International

JOS, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)– Funerals were underway Friday, April 16, in a Muslim-dominated northern Nigerian state for a pentecostal pastor and his wife who were reportedly hacked to death and burnt to ashes by Muslim assailants.

The human remains of Pastor Ishaya Kadah of the Church of Christ in Nigeria (COCIN) and his wife, Selina, were discovered Thursday, April 15, in the village of Boto in Bauchi State, two days after they were abducted, residents and officials said.

“We received a report on Tuesday [April 12] that a pastor and his wife were missing and a search team discovered the bodies two days later”, Bauchi State Police Commissioner Danlami Yar’Adua told French News Agency AFP.

“We have arrested two suspects and we are still looking for four other suspects in connection with the murder. We are on top of the situation,” Yar’Adua was quoted as saying.
Bauchi Governor Isah Yuguda, has reportedly expressed his condolences, and has contributed towards funeral expenses and the repair of the church building. Yuguda also promised to assist the couple’s children with the costs of their education, news reports said.


The district of Tafawa Balewa where the bodies were found has a history of Christian-Muslim tensions as it is on the border with Plateau State, which has been rocked by sectarian violence in the last six years that has left hundreds dead.

Boto is home to more than 100 Muslims displaced by the sectarian violence in Jos, capital of Plateau State,  in January which the police said left 326 dead, AFP reported.

Tensions persist in Plateau State after a suspected bomb reportedly exploded prematurely on April 12 in a room in the Dadin Kuwa area of Jos, severely injuring three young Muslims, who are currently being interrogated in hospital.

Also, youth Shaku Sunday, who vanished on April 5 while grazing cattle with a friend in the Vom area has been found alive, but with severe machete wounds, said Christian rights group Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW).


Sunday reportedly described being attacked by four Fulani men armed with swords. His friend’s mutilated corpse was apparently discovered the day after their disappearance.

Fulani men are also said to be responsible for hacking another man to death on April 14 in the village of Kassa in the state’s Barkin Ladi region.
CSW said that the continuing attacks and “silent killings” during curfew hours have caused “many to question the army’s willingness or ability to protect them.”

The group’s Chief Executive Mervyn Thomas said CSW has urged Nigeria’s federal government to “review and adjust current security arrangements” and to “take decisive action against military personnel who are found to be involved in extrajudicial executions or attempted assassinations”.



  1. More ‘peaceful Muslims’ once again revealing the true nature of Islam! Sad how like father like son these atrocities are, as are so many before them. Islamic History is a trail of blood, as anyone studying it well knows. Sick beheadings, despicable ‘honor killings’ and other atrocities like these in Nigeria and many of the other 57 Islamic states continue with little punishment or correction of their many inhumane laws. Let’ work to lst admit these horrors, then to change laws and officials empowering such evils! PS GET HELP AT: http://ANSWERS.COM

  2. christians should stop acting like crybabies. you started this war and we muslims will end it by implementing sharia all over nigeria and implementing jizya on all christians. nigeria is a muslim country, christian paganism will not be tolerated any more

  3. What a shame! This despicable act should be condenmed by any right thinking and God fearing people.When will this senseless killings and brutality in the name of religion come to an end!

  4. @ Omar Al Khattab, you lie!. you have no authority over other peoples lives!. what makes you even think you will suceed in your Sharia bid. you are soooo ignorant. how can you go with a religion that takes others lives? is that what your god tells you? to kill the lives he also created? the attitude of muslims just goes to show how much they truely know about GOD (NOTHING) and for your information God doesn’t need you or any other zero brain thinking “muslim” to fight for him. in a wink of an eye he can erase nations, how much more……


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