Barnabas Fund | Jan. 6, 2020
Two pastors were shot dead by Muslim militants as they traveled together by car after a Christmas service on 25 December in the Central African Republic (CAR).
A Barnabas Fund contact said Pastor Paul Djirobe was driving from his church in Batangafo to Bouca to the home of Pastor Michael Radjino, a visiting coordinator of a group of evangelical churches, when they were attacked by Seleka jihadists. Both men were shot in the head.
Militants continued shooting, preventing efforts to recover the bodies. The men had to be buried later at the scene of the attack. The congregations have asked for prayers for the bereaved.
[Note: Open Doors reports that 924 Christians were killed in CAR in 2019]