Gruesome new details were revealed over the weekend surrounding the killing of Pastor Leviticus Makpa and his 3-year-old son Godsend Makpa, in the May 21 herdsmen attack in Niger State.
Per Second News obtained excruciating details from associate pastor about the killing of the 39-year-old pastor and his 3-year-old son in Niger state, while his wife and daughter managed to escape the extremists’ attack on their home.
“Our missionary brother, Pastor Leviticus Makpa, was shot dead with his son by Fulani bandits,” area resident Deborah Omeiza revealed. “His wife escaped with their daughter.”
The associate of the pastor said Makpa texted her, saying that Fulani herdsmen had surrounded his home.
“Pastor Leviticus Makpa advised that I should not phone, as the herdsmen have surrounded his house and are attacking his mission base.” “I quickly sent airtime to him to enable him [to] keep communicating with me. While I was waiting to hear from him, we began to pray for their protection.”
The herdsmen 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 do this?” asked Samuel Solomon, a close associate of Makpa’s. “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 they had planned to adopt him as a missionary, “but painfully he has joined the league of martyrs in Heaven. His blood will testify over the land and also against the insecurity of a corrupt Islamist government in Nigeria.”
Solomon said the mission of the radical herdsmen is to wipe out Christianity and “obliterate the church.”
The U.S. Commission on International and Religious Freedom’s 2021 report warned Nigeria “will move relentlessly toward a Christian genocide” if action is not taken quickly.
Nigeria was the first democratic nation to be added to the U.S. State Department’s list of “countries of particular concern” under the International Religious Freedom Act for engaging in “tolerated systematic, ongoing and egregious violations of religious freedom.”
Many in Nigeria have accused the Nigerian government of corruption for not combating terror groups despite receiving millions in foreign aid each year for that purpose, a lack of accountability, and turning a blind eye to the cycle of violence impacting millions.