Pastor and his 3-year-old son killed in Niger state, Nigeria
A pastor and his 3-year-old son have been killed in
an attack by radicalised Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria.
Leviticus Makpa, 39, and his son Godsend were killed
in an attack on their home in Kamberi village, Niger
state, Morning Star News reports.
His wife and daughter managed to escape the attack
on May 21.
It is reportedly not the first time Makpa was targeted
for his faith.
An associate, Samuel Solomon, told the website,
“Fulani bandits came against them, they hid in the
cave to save their lives, and after they left, he went
back to the field with his family; how many of us can
“He eventually lost his life and that of his son; the
wife and daughter escaped. He knew his life was at
stake, but burden for souls won’t let him run away
from the field.”
Solomon said that Makpa had established the only
Christian school in the village and had “raised many
“He came and attended the last Christian conference
with us, and we had planned on how to adopt him as
our missionary, but painfully he has joined the league
of martyrs in Heaven,” he said.
“His blood will testify over the land and also against
the insecurity of a corrupt Islamist government in
He believes the attackers want to eradicate
Christianity in the region.
“Pastor Makpa had no money, in fact, the community
he is serving has no basic social services provided
by the government. So, what were the herdsmen
looking for?” he said.
“Definitely it couldn’t have been money, their mission
was to obliterate the church.”
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