Jihadists attack South Sudanese Christian community; 57 houses burned, 28 people murdered

Jan 18th

At least 28 people were murdered and 57 houses were burned by Jihadists this month in a Christian community of Yith Pabol in South Sudan, according to a report from the Barnabus Fund and International Christian Concern.

"[M]assive displacement has happened, and the humanitarian situation is alarming as food and other property have been burned down into ashes, leaving survivors with no shelters, no food and no safe drinking water," Bishop Joseph Mamer told the Barnabus Fund on Jan. 6th.

A similar attack reportedly occurred in a nearby village with four people dead and three people missing.

"Islam is now invading South Sudan," an unnamed Christian told Mission Network News after Jihadists shot and killed two nuns. "They're saying South Sudan is a strategic place and that [it] will be the gate to Africa [so that] Islam can go to all of Africa."

Christian-majority South Sudan split from Muslim-majority Sudan in 2011.

Please pray for these Christian communities!


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