Muslims Kill Another Christian in Nigeria

Monday, October 24, 2011

by Marshall Ramsey II, Worthy News US Correspondent

nigeriaMAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Worthy News)-- Already shell-shocked by attacks from Boko Haram, a hard-line Muslim group that seeks to impose Shariah (Muslim) law in the northern states of Nigeria, Christians again had to take cover after the August 27 shooting of Mark Ojunta, a 36-year-old evangelist from southern Nigeria ministering to the Kotoko people in one of Nigeria's northeastern states. This murder comes less that three months after Boko Haram killed a Maiduguri pastor, the same city as Mr. Ojunta.

Calvary Ministries (CAPRO) International Director Amos Aderonmu said Mr. Ojunta died "as a martyr on his field among the Kotokos." CAPRO had learned that all its staff members working among the shuwa Arab, Kotoko and Kanuri peoles were on a Boko Haram list of people to be killed and had evacuated them, Aderonmu said.


According to Mr. Aderonmu, Mr. Ojunta had received an invitation to leave work among the Kotoko people to take a position at CAPRO's International office in London four days before his death.

"On Wednesday of that week, brother Kola Kehinde, our national coordinator in the U.K., spoke with him about the possibility of him coming to join the U.K. team," Aderonmu reported. "His response was that he wanted to invest mroe years intot he work among the Kotokos and hand it over to believers before he can consider leaving. What a passion and commitment! Four days later, he was translated into the presence of his Master."

Boko Haram leaders have openly declared that they want to establish an Islamic theocratic state in Nigeria, and they reject democratic institutions, which they associate with Christianity. Boko Haram, formally known as Jama'atu ahlus Sunnah lid da'awati wal Jihad, has claimed responsibility for several church bombings and other attacks. Many Christians have left Maiduguri, and some churches have shut down as many of their members have lost thier lives.

Mr. Ojunta will go down in CAPRO history as being the first martyr in the 36-year existence of the ministry.

Mr. Ojunta was buried in his home state of Abia, in southern Nigeria, on Sept. 30. He is survived by his wife, Ema, and their two children, 3-year-old Kambe and 9-month-old Akira, his parents and sisters.

9 thoughts on “Muslims Kill Another Christian in Nigeria

  1. Heavenly Father, I lift up the surviving family, friends and fellow-believers of Mark Ojunta.  May your perfect peace wich surpasses all understanding be upon them now. I ask yuo to also encourage them greatly to not give up in their faith in you, and that those who do not trust in you yet would put their trust in you.  I ask you Heavenly Father to send strong encouragement to the attackers , strong conviction and encouragement to repent and to give their hearts to you. May Satan be humbled, and may you be glorified, Heavenly Father, in Jesus' name AMEN.

    • Tiffany ,we from India regularly follow these events and want to help too. Here many Muslims are receiving the lord Christ . Prayers are needed ,we don't want them killed but they should be and will be one day be brought to book and will be judged and will be punished and those that encourage them will also be punished .We must take heart because Christ has told us in advance . Christ preached love forgiveness and peace Mohammad preached loot murder rape and terrorism.....

  2. Praying~!

    Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. 2 Timothy 3:12


    Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you. Matthew 5:11-12

  3. They are the losers they can only kill and in the will themselves be killed ..they will reap what they have sown and what they are sowing today.. Our sympathies and prayers with the bereaved family.. God be with them. Islam is a dead religion    a   religion of death and destruction  ..Being followed by the prophet of death!!!!

    • Really....let me ask you a question or maybe a few.  If someone stole something from you how would you feel about it?  If someone murdered someone you loved or maybe were acquainted would you look at that?  If someone lied about you and you lost something significant in your life because of that how would you respond?  Let's presume that you believe these things are wrong.  Why do you think this?  Where do you get your truth about these things being wrong.  The fact that you believe it is wrong for someone to "steal", "murder" or "lie" is a basic truth in all of us.  Where do we get this from?  God said he would write it on our hearts.  You can't deny these fundamental truths exist.  Without them we would be lower than the animals.  It's the mentality such as this statement implies that wishes to remove the moral code by which humanity lives by so that selfishness and evil can pervade the hearts and minds and ultimately  destroy our very existence.  If you look at this world and it the evil dictators that rule their little worlds, you will see what it means to have a world with NO religion from these examples.  Their regimes would like nothing more than to murder and extinguish life in any way possible....There's your example. 

  4. The vast differences between Christianity and Islam never cease to amaze me. In Islam, a martyr is someone who dies violently after killing the perceived enemies of their religion. In Christianity, a martyr is a nonviolent person who is murdered or executed because of their faith.

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