In continuation to the recent attacks on Christians in Southern Kaduna that has been on for a while now, an aid worker in Zikpak, Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State has recounted how a mysterious rain quelled a fire that was set on Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) by herdsmen in a recent attack.
Assailants of Fulani extraction attacked the Zikpak community last week, killing people and leaving them homeless. The source who asked to be anonymous said; “the attackers attempted to burn down the ECWA church building but only God knows how that miracle occurred as the rain began to fall. It stopped the fire that was already set on the building.”
The unfortunate event also led to the death of a young promising cleric identified as Rev Kuyet Shamh Ishaya (25) who had recently graduated from the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) Theological Seminary, and was preparing to get married.
While explaining that the Zikpak community is less than 2km drive away from the Joint Task Force (JTF) base, aid worker said other survivors had been moved to the state hospital for treatment. The attacks have rendered many of the residents homeless.
It has since been gathered that many of the residents, who were displaced by the attacks, have been moved to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Camps, the head of Mercy IDP Camp in Zonkwe, said over two thousand persons affected by the attacks are now in the camp.
Waziri noted that the displaced persons came from over 20 different villages, mostly in the Jema’a Local Government Area where the state government has now extended the 6 pm to 6am curfew.
“Four villages were severely affected by the attacks, and, unfortunately, it happened when the curfew was on. The situation in the IDP is fine. There are security personnel ensuring our safety here at the camp.” He shared