Hungary has provided 3,000 US dollars in emergency humanitarian assistance to the Nigerian Catholic Church through the Hungary Helps scheme after last weekend’s attack on a church in north-west Nigeria.
On Sunday, a group of bandits attacked a church in Kafin-Koro, killing Father Isaac Achi by burning him alive in his home. Another priest was hospitalised with gunshot wounds. The emergency aid is meant to help with the treatment of the surviving priest and the reconstruction of the torched parish, the ministry said. The Hungary Helps Programme has supported African Christian communities threatened by violence since 2017. In recent years, Hungary Helps has been cooperating with Nigeria’s Christian churches in aiding victims of terrorism and internal refugees, the reconstruction of destroyed churches, schools and homes and offering scholarships to young people from persecuted Christian communities.