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Thirty-seven Christians massacred in Nigeria

According to Morning Star News, suspected Fulani herdsmen killed twenty-two Christians during two separate village attacks in Plateau State, Nigeria, on Sunday, the 23rd of May.


“Fourteen Christians were butchered to death, including children,” Solomon Mandiks, an area resident, told the news agency regarding one of the Sunday attacks, “Eight members of one family have all been killed. This is beside an additional six other Christians killed by the herdsmen in the village.”

Asabe Samuel, another local resident, told Morning Star how she was forced to hide upon hearing gunshots in the village: “We heard the attackers retreating and shouting ‘Allahu Akbar (Allah is greater),’(…) The herdsmen were also communicating with each other in the Fulani language.”

“Awuki Matthew was killed alongside her two daughters,” Samuel added, “leaving behind her husband, who’s blind… who will care for this blind man, and how will he cope with life without his wife and children?”

Jummai Shehu, another survivor of the attack, told Morning Star how her brother, Istifanus Shehu, was killed by the gunmen: “The armed Fulani herdsmen spotted him and shot him dead,” she said, weeping. “I feel very sad about the way my brother was killed in cold blood. Why must we live in fear every day, not knowing the evil that awaits us as Christians in this country?”

Source: International Christian Concern

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