Missionary Hacked To Death In Taraba State

joshuaTaraba State Pastor Adah Joshua was  recently hacked to death in Taraba State, Nothern part of Nigeria. Pastor Adah Joshua was one of the stars of media mogul Mo Abudu’s Naija Diamonds Season 2 which held in 2012.

He was hacked to death on January 23rd by Fulani Herdsmen. He was returning to his mission station in Bantaje, a village near Jalingo, from an evangelistic outreach to some villagers when his vehicle broke down along the Wukari-Jalingo road. He was then attacked by ethnic Fulani cattlemen who had invaded Christian communities a week before.

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Pastor Adah Joshua, wife & Children


Pastor Adah Joshua was a father of two and had a ministry in Taraba State where he provided medicine and clothing for hundreds of poor people in his community. A graduate of Ahmadu Bello University, he decided to live in Taraba after he was posted there in 2002 upon finishing his university. He met his wife there and also saw what children of the poor were going through in the community and decided to stay behind and help improve their lives. He left city life and moved to a remote village with his family, where he built a school in a round hut that provided free education to a student population that grew to more than 400 pupils. He also provided shelter, food and money to less priviledged families.

Commenting on his death, a friend, Idowu Ogedengbe said:

“He was a man that will not be intimidated by anything or anybody. He loved the Lord and loved the work he was called to do. The daughter, Success, asked me, “why will Jesus allow my daddy to die like that?” she later said something like “Jesus allowed my daddy to die because he wants more children” she might not know fully what those words that she uttered really meant but I believe the Lord spoke by her. Surely the blood of Joshua is a seed that will germinate to bring many sons to glory.”

Here are some pictures from his missions:

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SelahAfrik pray that the Lord grant those who Pastor Adah Joshua left behind the fortitude to bear and come to terms with these times. May his soul rest in peace, amen.


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5 responses to “Missionary Hacked To Death In Taraba State

  1. Lord have mercy, may his soul rest in d bosom of the most high God nd may his works nt b a waste while he his gone.

    Nd may God grant his family d strength to bear d loss.
    Lord av mercy on me oooooooooooo.


  2. Lord! I was shaken down to my soul when i heard about Pastor Joshua Adah’s death… i served in Taraba state and i have sat under his ministrations several times… He was my role model, someone who served the Lord with all his heart! When he speaks your heart melts! Because of his words of encouragement many corpers stayed behind in Taraba to serve! He always use himself as an example that God called him to serve in Taraba and he did and when service was over God still told him to stay behind and serve Him which he did. I know angels would have carried his soul home to the Father and to his savior. I pray my own end will also meet me in the Lord! I pray for his family especially the wife and his two daughters may God comfort them and keep them for Himself!


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