Fulani herdsmen continue their coordinated deadly attacks on Christians
An ICC correspondent in Nigeria reported that on the evening of April 11, militant Fulani herders attacked the central Nigerian village of Semaka. They killed five Christians and injured many others. The militants escaped into the night on bikes following the attack.
This attack took place on the same night that extremist Fulani herdsmen also attacked the neighboring villages of Tyotugh and Gaambetiev. Nine people were reported dead in Tyotugh village, with fifteen people killed in Gaambetiev. However, actual numbers are suspected to be higher, as militants may have hidden bodies in the surrounding bush.
The three villages were attacked simultaneously in what seemed to be a coordinated attack. The villagers who survived and those injured labeled their attackers as Fulani herdsmen.
In a gruesome protest against the bloody attacks of April 11, youths from the targeted villages stacked the corpses of over 25 victims of the attack on a nearby road, the Makurdi-Gboko Highway. The blockage, which took place on April 12, led to gridlock as vehicles remained at a standstill for more than 10 hours.