Ropvil Daciya Dalep was a 200 Level Biology Education student of the University of Maiduguri and a native of Jing in Pankshin LGA Area of Plateau State.
A child militant has executed a Christian college student in Nigeria.
The 22-year-old student has been named as Ropvil Daciya Dalep, who came from the Pankshin Local Government Area of the Plateau state and attended the University of Maiduguri in Borno state.
Ropvil Daciya Dalep Executed was a 200 Level Biology Education student of the University of Maiduguri and a native of Jing in Pankshin LGA Area of Plateau State.
His execution was shown in a video released by the Islamic State-affiliated Amaq News Agency.
In the footage, a masked child speaks to the camera and says that Dalep’s killing is revenge for the “bloodshed” committed by Christians, according to Christian Solidarity Worldwide.
“In particular, this is one among the Christians from Plateau State,” the child is reported to have said in the video.
“We are saying to Christians, we have not forgotten what you have done to our parents and ancestors and we are telling all Christians around the world, we have not forgotten and will not stop.
“We must avenge the bloodshed that has been done like this one.”
He’s Ropvil Daciya Dalep from Jing, Langkang District Pankshin LGC Plateau State, a student of university of Maiduguri studying Biology Educatn, he was resuming sch and he left Jos on the 9th Jan 2020 since then nobody heard of him until now that Boko Haram release this videos pic.twitter.com/xJpp45gIjb— Gentlstan (@StanleyPhilibus) January 22, 2020
Dalep was abducted on January 9 as he was returning to university to continue his studies in biology following the Christmas break.
His death has been blamed on the Islamic State West Africa Province, a Boko Haram splinter group.
Christian Solidarity Worldwide said that Dalep shot in the head by the masked child.
His death coincides with the execution of Rev. Lawan Andimi, the chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria in Adamawa State by Boko Haram.
CSW’s Chief Executive Mervyn Thomas said that the Nigerian government needed to be “more proactive” in addressing Nigeria’s security issues.
“CSW is deeply concerned and saddened by the daily reports of violence against Christians in northern and central Nigeria, who are under siege from a multiplicity of armed non-state actors,” he said.
He added: “The continuing deterioration in security clearly highlights the urgent need for a recalibration of military strategy to ensure that security forces are sufficiently resourced to combat every armed threat and to protect every citizen, regardless of creed or ethnicity,” according to Christian Today.
Last month, the U.S. State Department listed Nigeria on its “special watch list,” designating it among countries that have “severe violations of religious freedom” because of the Nigerian government’s inability to thwart an increase in violence and abductions carried out in various areas of the country.
“We are designating [Nigeria] special watch list for the first time because of all of the increasing violence and communal activity and the lack of effective government response and the lack of judicial cases being brought forward in that country,” U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback told reporters in December.
“It is a dangerous situation in too many parts of Nigeria. The government has either not been willing to or have been ineffective in their response and the violence continues to grow.”
The U.K.-based nongovernmental organization Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust issued a report in November claiming that at least 1,000 Christians were killed by Fulani and Boko Haram extremists in 2019 while as many as 6,000 have been killed since 2015.
Would you pray for Christians living in Nigeria? Please pray they will receive peace and comfort, and that one day they’ll be able to practice their faith openly without fear of death.
Nigeria ranks as the 12th-worst country in the world when it comes to Christian persecution, according to Open Doors USA’s 2020 World Watch List.