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Bishop and Christian UK peer miss deadly Islamist ambush by minutes

Bishop and Christian UK peer miss deadly Islamist ambush by minutes

Country: 
Nigeria
News Date: 
18/11/2016
Sharia Watch
Summary: 

An American bishop and a Christian peer have avoided being attacked by Islamist militants by minutes. Baroness Cox and Bishop Stewart Ruch were in Nigeria's Jos State on Monday 14th November to meet people affected by Islamic insurgency. Boko Haram has left thousands of people dead in attacks on mainly Christian areas. The pair were part of a group of church and charity leaders on a fact finding mission. Around 30 minutes after leaving a village the group received a phone call from a vicar they had met there. He said he was phoning to check their whereabouts because Islamist Fulani herdsmen had descended on the area and opened fired. "My main concern was I hope none of the villagers were hurt," Baroness Cox told Premier. No one from the Christian community was injured, she added.