Dozens of Christians killed or abducted by radicals in Nigeria
On Christmas Day, Fulani militants attacked Angwan Aku Village in Kaduna, a state located in the north of Nigeria. The attack occurred at 10 am, just as the service at the local church was about to begin.
An area resident told media outlet Morning Star News, “The church worship service was about to commence when the attackers arrived at the village riding on motorbikes and shooting sporadically.”
The resident continued, “They killed one Christian and kidnapped 53 other Christians who are still held captive.”
In addition to the Christmas Day attacks in Angwan Aku village, Fulani herdsmen and other unidentified bandits also staged attacks in Mallagum and Kagoro villages, also in Kaduna state. Forty Christians were killed in Mallagum village on December 18, and an additional three were slaughtered in Kagoro on December 23.