By Mark Ellis, Senior Correspondent for ASSIST News Service
JOS, NIGERIA (ANS — December 5, 2016) — Baroness Caroline Cox, a member of the British House of Lords, and an important voice in Parliament for religious freedom throughout the world, narrowly avoided an attack by armed Islamist Fulani herdsmen on November 14th.
Baroness Cox and Bishop Stewart Ruch III were visiting Jos Plateau State where the Islamist Fulani cattle herdsmen have become as great a threat as the infamous terror group Boko Haram.
Only thirty minutes after Cox and her team left the village of Lo Birin, armed men came into the valley, the only way out of the village, and started shooting at vehicles. Many of those wounded or killed were young people driving back from a wedding.
Rev. Gyang Boyi witnessed the attack and believes the attackers were targeting Baroness Cox and her group.
“The Fulani Herdsmen killed the traditional ruler [in July, in a similar ambush]. We thank God you escaped this,” Rev. Boyi told Cox, according to Global Christian News.
Cox’s team of eight included David Thomas, Corinna Loges, Sam Maison and Helen Gilbert, with Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust (HART).
A large contingent of Fulani herdsmen, all dressed in black, attacked four villages last May. Rev. Chollom Sale was targeted and killed during the attack. They specifically surrounded the Pastor’s home killed the Rev Sale and destroyed the house.
Photo captions: Baroness Cox on the field, talking with African children. 2) Fulani herdsmen attacking a Christian village. 3) Mark Ellis
About the writer: Mark Ellis is Senior Correspondent for the ASSIST News Service (www.assistnews.net), and also founder of www.GodReports.com, a website that shares stories, testimonies and videos from around the world.
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