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Over 70 Christians killed in two days by Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria

Last week, Fulani militants killed over 70 Christians in a village in central Nigeria, prompting state officials to say that lack of government protection means citizens must defend themselves


In what a Benue state police official suspected was a revenge attack for the alleged killing of five Fulani herders in three different incidents in the area last Tuesday, herdsmen the next day attacked Gbeji village in Ukum County, Benue state.

“In just two days, over 70 Christians were killed by Fulani militiamen in Gbeji community in our local government area,” said Terumbur Kartyo, chairman of the Ukum Local Government Council in Benue.

Kartyo added that in Guma Local Government Area, herdsmen last week shot and injured more than 100 Christians in Udei and Yelewata villages, displacing thousands.


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