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Jihadists attacked funeral of Christian boy who they had killed before

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Last week, Celina Ishaku’s son was murdered by Fulani Militants, the same Jihadist group that killed her husband two years ago. While Celina was burying her son the day after his death, an ICC contact in attendance reported that Fulani Militants attacked once again, shooting mourners at the funeral.


“Fulani (militants) killed my husband two years ago and burned down my house,” Celina told ICC through tears, “My farm was destroyed three days ago, now my son is killed, and my house burned down again.”

The attack occurred July 28th at Nche-Tahu and Zanwra villages in Plateau State’s Miango District. Over 30 farmlands were destroyed and 10 houses burned down by the radical Muslim herders, while over 100 animals were stolen along with other valuable belongings.

“Sadly, we lost 3 vibrant and enterprising youths to Fulani militia attacks and ambushes at Zagwra amidst destruction of many farms crops,” said Nuhu Nga, the Publicity Secretary of the Miango Youth Development Association. “May God comfort us all and may the soul of the departed rest in perfect peace”.

“From all indications, the enemy won’t stop,” continued Nga. “It’s our desire and prayer that God in whom we trust should bring an end to this, as it is evident that the government and the security agencies are just as helpless as we are.”


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